In addition to being a hunter and shooter, I'm also into genealogy. I have 2 daughters, so my line ends with me and I'm the last living male in my family. So, I figured that it was kind of up to me to dig in and figure where we came from. If any of you members have an interest in your family history, but don't know where or how to start, I can steer you in the right direction. No cost to you. Kyle Pittman
From time to time I have wondered about my family lineage. Nothing is known beyond my paternal grandfather. Nothing is known beyond great grandparents of paternal grandmother and maternal grandmother. Little is known beyond maternal great grandmother other than her parents or grandparents were force marched on the "Trail of Tears".
Post by 12ptdroptine on Jul 20, 2015 16:37:09 GMT -5
So imagine this.... I have adoptive family in Alaska. No blood kin in any way. Just connected by love. We were out at the cometary on base there at Elmandorf base visiting my uncles grave....when we left My aunt Donna stopped at the end of a row of markers and said. Look how straight they are and beautifully maintained. Just by chance I also looked the other way and there right next to my door was a marker with my last name(LaRose) I won't publicize the whole name. So I took a picture of the marker ...came home and researched it. Traced it back to the town in Wisconsin where my fathers side came from. They were up ther for the Matanaska valley project. Where the government tried a transplant experiment ....they took a group of people from Wiscomsin...Minnesota ...and Michigan up to Alaska ant set them up to develop the state.....Some real cool history there. Still researching and reading more as time goes by.....pretty small world drop
Dannoboone, Was your family from Polk Co or Monroe Co Tennessee ?
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"Boone" isn't my last name, if that's where you're thinking. Southern Missouri, Ohio, Iowa, Nebraska, and Oklahoma on the Cherokee end......don't really know where all they were taken before being force marched on the Trail of Tears.
the family tree for some branches out pretty far, for some not out of their county, for me Dutch/ Irish on moms side, my dad is Cuban. that's right, a Cuban hillbilly, as far as I know the only one God has ever made?
My grandfather told me stories of how his grandfathers people came from Ireland during the potato famine and homesteaded on 1000 acres on the very mountain I still live on. Grandmothers people came over from Holland before she was born.
the Cuban side of the family still resides in Cuba apart from some cousins and an Aunt that are in the states, rather interesting history there. I can fill those interested in at the shoot..
our roots are part of who we are and many times can tell us why we are who we are... interesting reads...
I tell you one thing, Cuban Hillbillies can shoot!!!! We all can take pride in researching where we came from and honoring our ancestors in the process. In the end all that matters is God and Family. I realize this more and more each day.
My grandmother from my dads side came from the Tighlman's....After researching some found that Tinch Tighlman was George Washington's Aide de camp/confidant and actually delivered the surrender of Cornwallis to Philadelphia....The trip was such an exhausting one, that it actually killed him a few months later....true story....Sometimes you just don't know what you'll find about your families history good or bad.....
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