Welcome to Digging For Ancestors

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Carlton Williams Sr & Ruby Irene Porter ~ My Grandparents

I always loved listening to family stories my Grandma, Grandpa, and many others enthusiastically shared with me ever since I can remember.  It often seems like I surely had met them all personally and lived their experiences alongside them.

I  caught the genealogy bug in 1987, when I was pregnant with my daughter.  I wanted her to know all of the stories I knew and much more.  I believe that one of the biggest reasons that this has been SO important to me is because of my mom passing away when I was nineteen years old and the fact that my mom and my daughter would never actually be able to meet in person.

My family tree has some interesting bends and twists, but I am truly interested in all of them.  I have always and will continue to research several lines that technically should not officially “count” in some genealogy circles.

For example:  I do not know who my biological father is, but I have done a lot of research on the family line of the man I call my “official father”.  He was named on my original birth certificate and I honestly believed that he was my biological father for many years… after I discovered the truth and then remembered the adoption procedure when my dad adopted me and my last name officially changed.  It wasn’t until a few years later that I discovered that my mom and him met after she was already pregnant with me; and therefore, he could not be my biological father.

I actively research this branch of my family tree (even though it is not my biological ancestry) AND my adopted family ancestry.  I believe that these branches, especially my adoptive one, obviously are important influences on me.  I want to help that part of my family discover more, too.

As I develop this genealogy blog, I will share about what I am learning as I dig deeper and a lot about my particular ancestry lines, photos, records, recipes and more.

Welcome to Digging For Ancestors!

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About nvlynnae

I am a 49 year old mom of a 28 yr old daughter and a 16 yr old son. I'm happily married and I homeschool our youngest who has been diagnosed as having Asperger's and I have Parkinsonism, BPPV, and AGHD. My family means everything to me! I am a northern Nevadan Christian homeschooling stay-at-home-mom who also blogs and loves some of the social media communities. I'm a self-proclaimed advocate for Asperger's Syndrome, all of the Autism Spectrum Disorders, and special needs in general. I am usually found blogging, tweeting, and posting about homeschooling, genealogy, Parkinsonism, being Gluten-Free, books, recipes, and anything else on our family's Christian Journey...
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3 Responses to Welcome to Digging For Ancestors

  1. Pingback: Marriage License of Carl HERZ and Bertha SCHWICHTENBERG | Digging For Ancestors

  2. Melanie Shearman says:

    I recently did some research as a gift for a baby shower. As the Mom-to-be was adopted by her biological aunt, I requested information on the adoptive families since this would be the baby’s heritage and he would know these people as his family before the biological family. I only charted four generations but they have a good start on their genealogy should they wish to go further.

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