FOOTSTEPS BEING REMODELED
I started this BLOG just this last April but I'm remodeling it already!!! Not a good sign. The pages on the top are all being redone so that the information there can remain static and easily accessable.....by me! I'll be working on it this week as I take breaks from the huge mountain of sewing for birthday gifts for July. July seems to be a popular month for birthdays in our family.
A NEBRASKA FIRST FAMILY
Today I feel like I've cleared a hurdle but can't get over the other side. I've sent in the paperwork to get my first FIRST FAMILY certificate, that of William Alexander HALL. I hope I did the application correctly and the proof work is correct. I guess we'll see and I'll know what to do for the next certificate. Why can't I get over the other side?
I really want to start another family but I just can't seem to quit. The more I uncover the more I want to know. It doesn't help that as a 'history buff' the time period happens to be one of my favorites so I want to dig and dig. I was ready to go to another family but this family draws me.
William's father for one. I guess I can use him (Equillar HALL) as another FIRST FAMILY sense he came before 1867 to Nebraska after William with his two younger daughters. I'll have to go to Falls City to the county seat courthouse for Richardson County, NE for that one. I'll have to pull his deed for his first property for my proof citation. Not a really big deal since I have everything after it already.
Then there's the timeline for this family. It needs to be created. I'm so curious. What was it like in Morgan Co, Illinois before they left for Nebraska and why did Equillar (Aquilla) leave the Bluegrass country of Kentucky to go to Illinois in the first place? Who was Equillar's father? That has never been discovered.....but really........this is out of my promise of sticking with five generations back until those are finished. Darn, so much fun......
My ancestrial DNA is in the mail and I can't wait to see the results since a half cousin (we have the same grandfather) did his and discovered that he is a close match to Hebrew Levite. My grandfather and his mother and father had to leave Germany because of persecussion in the mid 1800's but we were never told what that was. Now we're pretty sure that it was because he and his mother and father were Jewish. WOW, it's a real shock, but at the same time I'm not surprised. Since ancestry.com now has a DNA test that can reach even through my DNA to discover my grandfathers roots I'm anticipating the results will be the same and the excitement is killing me! The test went in the mail today so I should have the results in the next couple of weeks.