But first I must vent my RAGE. You found some of your data on this web site. That is why it was created, and provided you with a convient means of finding your family trees and the data to support them.
If you ask a question about your family and then say that you want the message in an email then you are not only subverting the purpose of this site, but you are also preventing the rest of us from learning the piece of data that we are urgently needing.
Two items about this: 1. I will not email any of you any genealogy information that I may have.
2. I am asking ALL of the rest of you to do the same. In your next posting include a note that you will not respond with any genealogy data in an email.
3. Please pick a person in you family line and post a message about that family. Include dates and locations of births, marriages, divorces, and deaths. Include his/her spouse and all of the children of that marriage with their birth dates and locations. Thank you.
Now on a lighter side: The sum total of my family thus far:
Aldridge Family Tree
~00001.1 James Thomas Aldridge, b. 1837 ~00002.1 +Mary J. Lowe b. 1855 m. abt. 1877 Children of James Thomas Aldridge & Mary J. Lowe: 01. Senie M. Aldridge, b. 1881 02. Pearl Aldridge, b. 1883 03. Ruby Aldridge, b. 1886 04. Allie Aldridge, b. 1888 05. Maxie Aldridge, b. 1889 06. Willis Nunley Aldridge, b. 1891 Fannin Co., Tx. 07. Corbett Aldridge, b. 1895 ~00003..2 Senie M. Aldridge, b. 1881 ~00010..2 +William Thomas Willis, of Trenton, Tx. b. Nov 28, 1877 d. Jul 7, 1964 in San Antonio, Tx., Age 86 Tdh: d. WILLIS WILLIAM T 640707 BEXAR M W SSAN 451-22-3525 William Willis b. Oct 16, 1895 d. Jan 1966 Last Res. San Antonio, Texas 78213 Note: William Thomas Willis is my grand-father. He was a farmer, school teacher, barbar, surveyer, carpenter. I pulled the chain for him to survey property when I was 11 and 12 years old. This was in Trenton, Fannin County, Texas in the early 1940's. DWC Note: See Willis.txt for Willis Family Note: See Connelly.txt for Connelly Family
~00004..2 Pearl Aldridge, b. 1883 ~00005..2 Ruby Aldridge, b. 1886 ~00006..2 Allie Aldridge, b. 1888 ~00007..2 Maxie Aldridge, b. 1889 ~00008..2 Willis Nunley Aldridge, b. 1891 Fannin Co., Tx. ~00009..2 Corbett Aldridge, b. 1895
Senie M. Aldridge was my grand mother. She died when my mother was seven years old and is buried in Ada, Ok. I have the date and a photo of the grave site. (just havn't add the data here yet.)
But to continue: Any time that you have a complete date, (as Jan. 1, 1900) then take the time to type the date in full, not just 1900.
One of the reasons for this that my Connelly tree has seven people named, "David Connelly", and it has been very difficult to determine which of them is which.
When asking for someone to help you about a person give ALL of the data that you have about that person. The more data you provide the more likely you are to get a response.
I have 27 million records for Births, Marriages, Divorces and Deaths. If I am to search for a person in those files it is most likely that I will find two or more with the same name, particularly if it is a fairly common name.
I also have several thousand listings of different cemeteries. I won't even try to find someone without more data than just the name. For Texas alone there are 254 counties each of which usually have more than one cemetery.
One last word of caution. What are you going to do if you include someone in your family line, and later 5 generations of descendants and then find out that that person was wrong? He/she is not in your line of descendants at all. (neither are those 5 generations of people that you have included).
For eleven years I have been searching for the parents of the firs person in my Connelly family line. If you don't have a lot of patience then you have the wrong hobby.