Off and on I’ve been researching my family history for several years. Every few years I tend to start over again for some reason: lost interest, hard drive crash, and so on. And this time is no different! The latest hard drive crash occurred a couple of months ago and took with it my largest attempt yet at a family tree, rife with source citations, pictures, and document scans. It was a pretty devastating loss. But, it gives me this new opportunity to begin again.
Every time I start over, I learn something new about this process. Some new step I should have taken, some new bit of information I overlooked before, some new web site to aid in my research. And as I learn these things, I sometimes think about sharing them. So, that’s what this blog will be about — the re-beginning of my research and how I connect the dots.
Who am I researching, and where and I researching them?
Primarily, I am researching the Graham family of Searcy County, Arkansas. That’s where I’m re-starting, at least.
My Graham line in Arkansas seems to be somewhat of a dead-end, too. Which leads to another reason why I’ve decided to write this blog about my research. I intend to trick other people into contributing by giving them information! So, by writing about how much trouble I’m having with my Graham line, I hope someone out there will present a piece of information that will break the log jam.
Before I go further, I want to thank Larry D. Watts and Gail Feese* for the contributions they’ve made to my research. Thank you, cousins!
* Gail has asked that I not publish online any information that she has shared with me, and I have promised to honor her request. Therefore, any information that appears on this blog will be only from publicly available sources.