At long last, my invitation to try Ancestry DNA has finally arrived! I have to admit, I was greatly dismayed by the fact that I have been an Ancestry.com member for over 13 years and had to wait until they sent out the invitations to the general public. I guess in my case, membership does not have it's privileges!
I'm not sure what criteria was used in the invitation process. If it was alphabetical, that explains it, as I am a "W". If it was based on the easy of breaking "brick walls", that too would explain it, as I have been beating my head against my brick walls for over 20 years. If it was based on the least amount of family trees on Ancestry.com, I have 50, which would be better described as a forest.
Whatever the reason, I am just glad that I have placed my order for my test kit and soon I hope to connect with new cousins and break down some walls.
If you have Davisson, Hendricks, Hedrick, Carroll, Madison, Wilkinson, Stout, Berger, Roberts, Sparkman, Dodson, Harmon ancestors, I would like to encourage you to test with Ancestry DNA. We could be cousins!
Monday, September 17, 2012
|Frankie A Elliott - Hillcrest Cemetery|
Before I make my first trip to the Allen County Library, I must finish unpacking. As of today, I have 16 boxes left. My progress had been slowed due to a few trips to Hillcrest Cemetery in nearby Pierceton, where I have taken pictures of headstones to fulfill requests on Find A Grave.com. I have also visited the Warsaw Community Public Library and met a great bunch of people at their Genealogy Club which is led by Teresa Crews.
My unpacking was most recently interrupted by my visit to the Kosciusko County Old Jail Museum & Genealogy Library, which also serves as the headquarters for the Kosciusko County Historical Society. I will definitely be going back there!
Well, I have to get back to unpacking now. No more interruptions!