The world of Internet, Ancestry.com and DNA have been game changers. Having programs like Reunion in which to collect and publish data assist in the organization of volumes of information. No longer needed is the entire room my mother used, a thumb drive will do. Being able to carry my program with me, along with camera, scanner, photos and documents all on an iPad or smartphone is amazing. It is also easier making this information available for others. Because of modern technology, researchers are not alone and some pair of eyes out there will find the connections we all seek.
USING REUNION WEB CARDS
My REUNION files contain all identified ancestors and descendants. It is also where I have added allied families and surnames in the hopes that later connections can be made. This has especially been true of Shinabarger and dozens of similar spellings. DNA has confirmed early researchers’ belief that these families were connected.
There are several ways to go about searching my REUNION files. Each card can contain varying amounts of information, notes, photos, documents, and resources. Sometimes Reunion can be a “little flakey” but in general it is another resource which might provide you with addition information for follow up. Also, you may find questions, doubts, and suppositions on my part, a way to remind myself of hints and clues for information not necessarily confirmed.
Begin by visiting my
At the top of this page are the links to Surnames – Index – Sources
Once viewing any individual family card, you can click on links to investigate ancestors, descendants, the numbered Reference to see the source, and print the information. Click on the icon next to surname to generate a five generation family tree. If multiple spouses, click on a number following Spouses. The Home card will take you to my own family card.
KEY FAMILY CARDS INCLUDE:
All efforts are made to include accurate and documented information. However, there is no doubt typos and errors were made. With my mother’s papers, correspondence and notes, it was impossible to find all the sources.
I invite you to contact me with any documented corrections, additional information or theories.