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Ruth Decker Family of Iowa Updated November 13, 2000
About Our Family Research
I am fairly new to Genealogy. I have always had an interest on finding out were we came from. Who was our beginning. The one who got me started was my cousin Barbara (Mckee) Ross. She had sent us forms to fill out on our families. It rang bells. My mother had been doing the tree before she passed away but at that time I was living out of state. So Barbara sent us this forms and some of the info wasn't accurate so I went to find out the right answers. I went on line and couldn't find anything. For months I went over the samething time and time again. I read message boards, Ancestry.com, Familysearch.org, Rootsweb, Worldweb, KindredKonnection. You name it. Then one day I recieved my free copy of the Family Chronicle. I read it from cover to cover. And used the info in the Chronicle and the info I had from my sister and one of the message boards and I went back into familysearch.org and put the information in and it came back with a group of sites. I started going thru those sites and I came across one done by Harlan Sturm which he compiled from information from other relations. And reading his site info I came across people that we use to go visit and Mom and Dad would play cards. I can remember many nights being put into a strange cold bed and then taken home and put into my own cold bed. That was my first burst of luck. From there I came across my Gale, Singletary and royality line. Now back working on the Mckee line and Decker, Marlenee line. Sure could use some help. I have not been to a family reunion in many a year. Hope to go to the Decker one this next year. As for family news: I have two new additions to my family. My daughter, Cassandra had her fifth son in September and my son, Jeremy, had his second daughther the end of September. Also have alot of additions of nieces and nephews. Chrissy is due in Febuary with her first(Its a girl).