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11/23/08 12:11 A

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Since so many people know that I work on the "tree", I will often get a Christmas card with updates! Fun that all my relatives keep in touch...

~Annie B

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11/22/08 10:41 P

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hi gail and welcome.
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11/9/08 6:02 A

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To be honest, I frequently hear more from my distant cousins than I do my 1st cousins! Seems like I hear from them about the time a son or daughter is doing a project at school!

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11/8/08 5:57 P

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I love to hear from these distant relatives. I have found that when I send them something, they often have more information to share with me.

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11/6/08 6:32 P

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I enjoy exploring every tree branch outward. Have had many cousins write & ask if I have any knowledge about so & so and I just ask them how much they want & what format they can read.

I've done the same with my BF's family & anyone else that I've helped...

I just enjoy the hunt & search!

~Annie B

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11/6/08 5:35 P

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I have only recently begun to trace the cousins in addition to direct ancestors. This has provided me with some background for my family...who lived in the neighborhood, when them emigrated, what the family did for a living...etc.

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11/4/08 8:24 P

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Ann ~ on our 1st trip to SLC we followed the Oregon trail on the way out there, to get in the "mood" for research. It was a blast!!

~Annie B

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11/4/08 8:05 P

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Hi LULATRAIL,
I'm not sure it gets any easier but it is always fun to check out ancestors. Good luck.

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11/4/08 6:36 P

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I am sorta new at this, ihave most of Slayton done, which is my faternal grandmother's family (IRA SLAYTON, married WALTER BABB)......But nothing at all for LULA BELL TRAIL, (married BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SLAYTON, I believe she was 2nd wife)that is all I know about her......as for my mother and her family, i don't know anything, have very litle info. Her name is ANNIS SHERYL (CHERLY) STANVECHEFSKI), On my sister's birth certicate it shows, STANVECHEFSKI-MARTIN....I'M HELPLESS AND HOPELESS


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11/4/08 7:25 A

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I'm looking forward to my first trip out there, although I'm certain to get sidetracked! One of the branches in the family tree was actually in the Mormons' migration West, and lived in the Salt Lake City area.

Even though it's not a direct line, I'm still fascinated by the story!

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11/3/08 11:33 P

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On our first trip to Salt Lake City ~ I was able to expand my BF's family tree by 250 years!! What a treasure trove I found out there!!

~Annie B

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"In the final recollection, if the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart, then in living I have made my work."
~Thomas L. Odem, Jr.

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11/3/08 6:09 P

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When I first started researching the family tree, I was lucky to find a distant cousin who had been working on genealogy for years. She kindly sent me all the information she had and now 15 years later my sister and I have added to it considerably. It's amazing how much you can find now on the 'web' now. When I first started I had to travel to places like the National Archives to learn anything.

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What a great idea to cross stitch a family tree. Right now I'm afraid mine would be a bramble bush. emoticon

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10/1/08 11:16 P

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Hello Ladies,
I love to cross stitch and doing my family's genealogy. In fast I have cross stitched out 1 family tree already. It looks so pretty too.

Live 1 day at a time and live it to the fullest. Wish you all the best that life has to offer.... Stay focused, positive and it will get you where you want to be or done in life itself.
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10/1/08 4:21 P

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Welcome Gail ~ I got "bit" when in grade school! My teacher was helping us to learn fractions (1/8 Danish, 5/8 Swedish, 1/4 Norwegian, etc).

If I'm not working on someone's genealogy ~ them I'm making quilts, my two favorite passions in life!!

~Annie B

My day is not complete until needle, thread & fabric meet!!

"In the final recollection, if the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart, then in living I have made my work."
~Thomas L. Odem, Jr.

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welcome & hello Ladies,
It's good to see and meet you here on Genealogy Team .... Good luck on your goal(s) and I'm here if you need help on this site. Take care and talk to you soon. Stay focused and have a positive attitude will help. I'm here to keep you encouraged and to be supportive.



Edited by: ALASKAN at: 9/21/2008 (13:16)
Live 1 day at a time and live it to the fullest. Wish you all the best that life has to offer.... Stay focused, positive and it will get you where you want to be or done in life itself.
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Welcome Gail to the team! I'm the same way I have being researching both my Mom and Dad's side of the family. I have a big box full of files and on with all kinds of documents. I've been doing this for 20 years.

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Hi Gail. Welcome aboard. That is what happens to all of us. I have been doing it now for 50 years. And I love it so.

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Welcome to Sparkpeople, Gail! Be warned...Genealogy can be an obsession!


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Hi, Gail & welcome. Genealogy is so fascinating. I have learned so much about my family. I have uncovered so much history that I could write a book!
I love N.C.. My husband & I were married in Manteo & lived in Buxton (Hatteras Island) for a time. emoticon

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Welcome, Gail. I know what you mean about the bug. I call it the Vortex. If I let myself, I get caught in the Vortex and can sit at the computer all day, still in my robe, totally lost in the past.

If you have any questions about SparkPeople - there are no dumb questions - or about genealogy, just ask! We're here for each other.

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I am new to Spark People and new to genealogy. I began my searching in Jan. of this year. I have been fortunate to "meet" cousins from my side of the family and my husbands. They have shared some information with me. I have been thoroughly bitten by the genealogy bug. It has become an addiction for me as well. I have to limit myself to only certain days of the week to spend on it. Otherwise nothing else is done around here.
My name is Gail, I am retired and loving life in the mountains of NC. I was happy to find this interest group. I look forward to getting to know you all. emoticon

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