Genealogy Addiction Break Nearly Over that pretty much put Tracks of My Georgia Ancestors at the Top of the WT/CanDo Plan. It's off to a good start with the introduction of 52 Ancestors Weeks Challenge hosted by No Story Too Small.
A Post of Firsts and Fresh Starts is a story that begins with an ending in a cemetery that leads to a 'Fresh Start' for a family tree member that was lost. Oddly enough her fresh beginning research began with an ending in yet another cemetery.
My saving grace is that we all know a 'Hub'
It began with an oath to my Aunt Irene, our family's First Family Historian. I said...
..."I, Sandra Sue Pittman do swear, on a 'Stack of Family Bibles' to continue and maintain The Pittman-Carroll-Marley-Leatherwood Family Tree.
I do promise to prove that Rene Marion Pittman came to America from France and Mary Josephine Leatherwood descended from a Great Apache Chief."
I kept my promise and in the process wiped out no telling how many years of Aunt Irene's research. Rene Marion Pittman, Irene's great grandfather was born, raised and died in Cobb County, Georgia, USA. The only thing remotely French was his name Rene which came from his maternal Scottish ancestor who may or may not have traveled to France during the Crusades. Then to further burst her bubble and mine, her great grandmother Josephine was born, raised and died in Texas as a Civil War Soldier's daughter and a Cotton Farmers Wife.
It was my sworn duty to publish this information which I did in Leatherwood-Pittman Myths Debunked. I also felt compelled to break it gently to Aunt Irene with....
Dear Aunt Irene, I thought you'd like to know the reason we can't seem to get the hang of speaking French, and why the thought of buckskin makes us itch. Hope you are not too disappointed!
With all of that said and my opening statement made,
I'm already thinking I need a bigger plate and full salt shaker.
Thank-goodness I have this book on
How to Do EVERYTHING.