logoTNG Template 205

Our Family's Journey Through Time

We Do It Right!

Check Out Our Ancestors

TNG Template 205

This template has a matching HTML template. See our catalog!
If you have any contributions you'd like to add, please contact me.

We are the chosen. 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. 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 now 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 I am, and why 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 the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. 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 they and they are the sum of who we are. 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 my 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 restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before."

By Della M. Cummings Wright; Rewritten by her granddaughter Dell Jo Ann McGinnis Johnson; Edited and Reworded by Tom Dunn, 1943."

Check Out Our Ancestors!

your image

Claire Grace

Claire Grace was the wife of Martin Savoy. She is the daughter of Thomas Grace.

your image

Martin Smith

Martin and Martha Smith married in 1936 in Louisiana. They had eight children.

your image

Herman Frederick

Herman Frederick is the father of "Bob" Frederick. "Bob" was adopted by his mother's new husband.

your image

Emily Savoy

Emily Savoy was the wife of Brian T. Savoy. She is the daughter of Thomas Savoy and Lisa Lee.


New Source

We love this new source of information. We think you'll love it, too.


Finally Found Them

They really were hiding under a rock! We're so happy we found them!


DNA Results Are In!

You think you know who you are, but when you have a DNA test, it sometimes can rock your world!

  • I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.

    ~ Lily Tomlin
  • Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.

    ~ Bill Vaughan
  • I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three.

    ~ Elayne Boosler
Extra! Extra! Read All About It

This is a great place to add special information, new people you've just found, or just a place to say, "Hello."


Quick Links

Contact Us

Webmaster Message

This is the text in the bottom left box. You can use it to add research information, your thoughts, anything you'd like. You can talk about how you document your research, your favorite research source, anything that comes to mind.

Genealogy Web Templates