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    Welcome Guest

    We hope you enjoy these pages as much as we have in putting them together. The study of our ancestors is continuing with the help of family, friends and of course the internet. On the left is a menu of choices including an excellent search tool, a complete list of surnames. Histories, interviews, stories and copies of documents. There are photos of headstones and maps of cemeteries where available. Interesting reports are in the works. Photos of our ancestors are being compiled with links to the individuals. All of this is in progress and each time you return more information will be available. Any information is welcome, and any photos or documents you would like to share can be attached to the ancestor. Comments and suggestions for improvement are also welcome. Enjoy.

    Here is a random photo:

    Norris Switzer and his wife Lucy King

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    The Story Tellers: We are the chosen ones.

    My feelings are that in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.

    To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called as it were, by our genes.

    Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story! So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family, you would be proud of us!" How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

    It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference, and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it.

    It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

    It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us. (For we without them cannot be made perfect.)

    So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.

    That, is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

    By: Della M. Cummings Wright - Re-written by her Granddaughter, Della JoAnn McGinnis Johnson - Edited and Reworded By: Tom Dunn

       

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