I am a retired teacher living in the Abilene Texas area. Family genealogy has become my hobby during the last three years or so. I am the granddaughter of a German from Russia immigrant and so the family history stories have always been part of my life. My mother was always very involved with genealogy, but the "genealogy bug" didn't really hit me until my 60's! But here I am and spending many many hours with ancestry.com, Findagrave.com, and yes walking around cemeteries and matching all the family stories with the gravesites of dear relatives. I am very interested in the following family names: Settle, Schwindt, Stephenson, May, Whitlow, Bessinger, Shelhamer, Lehl, Nix, and Whitley to name a few.
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