I have been interested in genealogy for some time now – and have been researching our collective family roots seriously for the past four years. The family names that we are most interested in include: Curbow; Ham; Atwood; Grantham (most of these families are from various southern states – who eventually settled in Texas); Montoya (New Mexico and Utah); Spencer, Gardner, Elmer (Mormon pioneers – most from England to Utah); Geier and Lipsdorf (my German family).
On this blog you will be able to read stories and view photographs and documents about our family which will hopefully bring the past alive to you.
The details of which I will write about on this blog are probably of no interest to the majority of humanity. However, I know that with the passing of time, the faces of our ancestors will begin to fade from memory and will therefore be lost to future generations. Each week I will attempt to showcase a different ancestor – who they were – who their immediate family was – and where and how they lived their lives. This process of family discovery has been somewhat like looking through an old file cabinet – I never know what I’m going to find!
If you are interested in learning more about any of our family lines – I would be delighted to hear from you. If we have a family connection, I would love to add your family to my ancestry database and document them with birth, marriage and death records along with their photographs or any other type of data that will help us fill in the gaps and break through brick walls.
When I am not sitting in a library, poring over a microfilm or dragging my husband through the cemeteries of Texas – I work as a legal assistant for a law firm in Austin, Texas. My husband and I have been married for 31 years – we have one awesome son, a lovely daughter-in-law and the cutest little grandson.
Genealogy is a labor of love – I hope you enjoy your time on this blog.