My name is Ginny Barrs. I have been researching the Dismukes family for over 10 years.I started out just researching my own line, but it required gathering data on all the Dismukes to untangle the various Johns and Williams.So now I have a quite large database.
My goal is to visit as many of the southern state archives and county court houses as I possibly can in the next few years.Gathering copies or at least the sources for the data on the Dismukes family.I hope to publish this in a format usable to future researchers and telling an interesting story for those with casual interest in the family from it's establishment in Virginia up to about 1870.
Right now I am back in Virginia traveling in our RV visiting various counties.We have already been in King & Queen, Caroline, Spotsylvania, Hanover & Goochland Counties and the Virginia Library (state archives) and Va Historical Society Library.
Today we went to Mecklenburg and tomorrow we head for Halifax & Pittsylvania counties in the southern part of Virginia.In the coming weeks I will move into North Carolina.I'm not sure whether we will turn towards Tennessee or continue into South Carolina & Georgia after that.
I would welcome researchers familiar with the family members who lived Virginia and Carolina to get in touch with me by email.I look forward to your questions & guidance to help direct the research in these counties.
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I am not going to be able to research YOUR family.I am working on the WHOLE Dismukes family story - and only up to about 1870.I typically DO NOT collect data past 1900 as this is beyond the scope of the project.
Please get in touch and ask questions, suggest places / libraries or nearby counties to research.I cannot promise I will answer - my priority is doing the research.I will stay in touch as best I can.We are staying in some remote places - yes Verizon there are places where you "cannot hear me now".
Look forward to your communications and making this a community project.