Since i had started blogging about my hits and misses in my journey into my family as it can be a challenge one of my main goals was to find some kind of way to prove a so call royal line in my Adkins lineages linking to my 5x great grandmother Mary Adkins, it’s been said that she was a descendant to Mary Stewart famously known as Mary Queen of Scots. and i have gone through everything i have documented on my father’s side linking his parents to many of well known families in west Virginia. but none so far has a royal line yet but there are some kin folk came from England too, tracing my mother’s side has proven to be quite interesting trip to say in the least to me what i uncover in last few short weeks here was like the holy grail of genealogy history it seems that my maternal grandmother’s line can be traced back to the royal line of the Stewart’s and the Tudor’s and one famous King , Henry the 8th now i know in genealogy nothing is certain several other Campbell descendant’s had help me in the past are now acting like i not qualified to shared their information with and said what i uncover is not corrected. before i discovered my royal line i uncover what i believed was information on john whitehead one of my many x great grand father’s i spend at least 2 or 3 hours finding it i didn’t get a thank you or good job or this information may be useful instead i got was what are your interest in this ancestor and what your intentions, to me it was rather rude and judgemental. i feel like this ,this IS my grandmother’s family which i am their great granddaughter or a great great niece or so forth why shouldn’t i asked question s ? so what you had been a genealogist for x amount of years it doesn’t give you the right to be rude. i thought i was helping the group out. and i guess they think their information is correct not one had asked for my address if they wanted to send me some information. when somebody saids that they can help you with your genealogy. and they don’t you can do it on your own just fine i have done my over the last 11 or 12 years now and i’m doing just fine if you need help just go the library and online sites
and good day! for awhile now I’ve been talking to you about what you need to do in order to set out on your little journey into the fascinating world of Genealogy. by all accounts it can be fun and bit frustrating at times, the main thing is to have fun and keep it simple. today’s blog installment is about what i had discovered in my own family lineages all that i can say is holy cow! I’m proud to say that i come from a long line of famous People which i wasn’t aware of. if my grandmother knew that she was a descendant to her favorite singer she would flip here is a list of my famous kin folk on my mothers mother side we have
Martian Van Buren President one of my great grandfather’s ( surname Campbell)sons or daughters married one of his daughters or sons
relation to Boston’s Governor B;ob Massie
Robert the Bruce king of Scotland
Johnny Cash (i forget how i am related to him)
Archie Campbell from the show Hee-haw. to named a few
on my father’s side the Adkins side we have the following
the Hatfield’s and the McCoy’s the famous feuding families
and the great Shawnee Chief Cornstalk and to his daughter Blue sky most people will say no you’re not your DNA don’t match their blood halo groups will post more on the linages
if someone had told me about researching for my family history I would probably had said I would probably be little insane doing so, but then I have came a long way since 1997 I taught myself how to do a crossed referenced everything that I could get my hands on and making copies on what I find. that is birth records and death records and some marriage licenses or marriage bonds.one of the strangest thing to me about genealogy is the acceptance of family members married their relatives during the early days of America. from what i was told about my family they take care of there own or help raised kids and so forth on the other hand if you got a small family you married with in the family. in my case, i have so many ancestors that had 13 to 16 kids. which is a lot to type into the Family tree maker program like i said it wasn’t for our ancestors we would not be here. during my search i found that my 3rd great grandpa had married his 1st cousin can we say eww another ancestor married at least three times.
Many of us who had chosen this journey into our ancestry are very much dedicated and fearless , they don’t leave no stone unturned. as for me i don’t considered myself as fearless, but i am dedicated to finding my ancestors and uncovered things about their lives and families , where they come from and how did they made a living, if you are like me , get easy discouraged when you don’t find what are you searching for ,you seemed to not getting past the provable genealogical brick wall. as i said before in several of my posts some ancestors can be traced back.While others are complicated and seemed to be invisible and you know darn well they did existed you would hear stories and other information from other family members when they were growing up the more i researched the harder it becomes, the reason being as i stated before some places didn’t keep records here until the state and their county’s took over the process of documenting each birth and death our records here go far as 1908.and some deaths and births records were destroy by fire or the great flood of 1913.brick walls, are tough believe me they can frustrate you to no end. for example: if you have a death record or a birth record or marriage license there’s alot of information there like their job birthplaces and parents ect. once you read it you find yourself saying ok, cool then whatever the reason you find out the parents names were incorrect this could mean that they change their first name and their surname once they immigrated t0 the US seeking freedom as i stated keep journals and notebooks for information on each family lineages this way you wont be completely and hopelessly lost go online to Ancestry .com to see if there’s anybody has the same lineages as you do write everything this will help with the cross referencing for documentation. and sometimes the 3 or 4 marriages can be tricky don’t give up
one of the most frustrating thing ‘s that ever come across is having a few ancestor’s that aren’t traceable, of course this doesn’t mean that they didn’t exist . i often forget that my ancestors couldn’t read or write or speak English. in the beginning of my search for my family history I’ve had been told that some records were not always documented or some records were destroy by either a fire or a flood or perhaps by war, you might want to looked into the delayed births for documentation this means that people gave a oral account of the births and the account was publish look into the family history’s at your local library in their genealogy department.or go to the county achieves in your state. what i like to do is do a crossed referencing check to see if my material or paternal grandfathers had a male ancestor who has been married more then once sometimes it pays off other times its the moment when you say now, wait a minute this can’t be right can’t it?, as to who is your great great great grandmother, as i said copy everything. write it down scan it this will help you in the long run, if you get confused go online to Ancestry or some other genealogy site, if you don’t like to search for your family tree hire a professional genealogist. remember they get paid anywhere from 500.00 to 1000.00 per hour, they looked up anything that you want .
It’s been awhile, Since my last post into the Lineages of my family. and what i did find on several Ancestors.some were fascinating some were right down confusing to say in the least.it seems that some of my Ancestors were Farmers blacksmith and a saloonist and a professor of course, i spent most of my time researching for my German and Irish roots on my grandfathers side we all knew that we were descendants of German immigrants. ,what my information tells me is that they settle in ohio long before war world 1 and 2 even started in Genealogy you may never know what you can find i call this the good the bad and the ugly the good part having a thrill of getting somewhere the bad part is knowing if your ancestor took part in a crime ect the ugly part can mean one or two things you hit a brick wall or you found out that your ancestor has been married to their 1st cousin can we say ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww !. or finding that your ancestor’s maiden name is also their married name. it’s so confusing and annoying, i would say to myself Aw; Come On! But deeper you go the chances are you will find something it doesn’t go as planned keep at it. although i should warned you if you used Ancestry or any other websites the information isnt always right if you got documentation ie birth death any other record s scan it write it all down what i do is cross referenced with a marriage license or a death record and i that i make some data cds get folders journal book works well. as i was saying i had been focusing and researching my grandfathers family line it’s been quite a challenge and i have made some progress i ended up finding my 2nd great grandpa john’s parents and wouldn’t you know it there’s nothing on them except for the names i’m happy now i got to find my great grandpa Patrick grogan no body told me there like 1oo Patrick grogans Yikes! well this is a wrap!
my lineages start with me Sandy Lynn lovejoy followed by my parents Lowell “buddy” lovejoy then my mother Barbara. and my 2 sister’s Cindy Lee and Ginger K.Lovejoy. next is my parents parents .My mothers parents were Daniel Schultz and Helen May Campbell. on my fathers side we have Grace Adkins and Lloyd Lovejoy. note: my mother Barbara got remarried to Paul Hubert Mick in January 22,1972