Yes, it is almost one in the morning and I’m still “climbing a family tree.” I’m documenting for the owners of this RV Park. Remember (?) they were my host and hostess the other night when we didn’t have electricity. They had/have a propane heater that doesn’t need an electric fan to expel the heat.
One of the ancestors is documented as born in Tennessee. When I searched for her parents, everything seemed directed to a family living—and dying—in Rhode Island. That doesn’t “compute” with me because I believe in the Real Estate mantra: “Location, location, location”!! As is my nature, I kept digging and I found the parents well-documented—living and dying—in Tennessee. “Well-documented” in Federal Census records. There are one-hundred-thirteen Ancestry Member Family Trees with, either, the Rhode Island parents or no parents. Not one single Member Family Tree with accurate parents.
There’s an old saying: “If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” I don’t understand why people “look” for their ancestry and then copy from other trees. “Sources” are available. But we live in a world of “instant gratification”: smartphones, microwaves, drive-thru fast food, etc., etc.
I’ve looked at my published blog messages from this—my desktop computer. From this perspective, the blog messages do not look anything like they appeared when I prepared them on the laptop computer. So I want to apologize to my readers if they were seeing scrambled pictures and scattered text.