I began this journey to discover who my ancestors were, how they lived and where their dreams took them. As a very young child, I lived and dreamed myself inside the contents of three suitcases and two scrapbooks that were filled with photos and keepsakes from my parent's childhoods and glimpses of the grandparents I never knew.
Yet...this was only the beginning.
I began my research just prior to the death of my mother in 2007 and it has become not only my favorite pastime, but almost my driving purpose. I had hoped to find many things when I started, but what I was not expecting was to find new family members, amazing cousins and a community of genealogist who are beyond generous, who take photos, share research and go above and beyond to help bring you closer to those who came before.
I am researching the following Surnames: Silagy/Szilagyi (Hungary, Brooklyn New York, Gardena, California) Lackey (McAlester, Oklahoma, Tupelo, Mississippi) Riley (Pontotoc, Union, and Lee counties Mississippi) Brown (Brooklyn)*Name change-Russell to Brown Russell (Brooklyn) Knight (Brooklyn) Copeland (Lindale,Texas, McMinn, Tennessee, Walker, Georgia, Spartanburg, South Carolina) Ogburn (Lindale, Texas, Henry, Tennessee) Starr (Starrville, Texas, Macon, Alabama)
Rosa Silagy Of course, Robynne, I will transfer your great grandmother. We are required to do so when asked (4 generation transfer rule). I also have a Hungarian great grandmother named Rosa! (Actually, her birth name was Rosina but she went by Rosa.)
I can tell by reading your bio that you will take good care of her!
If there is anything else I can do for you, just let me know.
Mabel Izona Buckley Do you know the parents or more information on the Ruffin Family that is here. Richard Buckley 1826 – 1918 I think the reference to R.E Buckley48516258 and Mamie# 29615360 is Richard Buckley who later also married Charity E Anding Mem# 48516342. Thanks for any information.
Alcy Ann Ivey Holt Hi Robynne Please transfer to me for Alcy Ann Ivey Holt #66492488. I am going to make up her family linking. She is my gg grand aunt. her parents are Barna & Elise Alcy Wooten Davis Ivey in Glennville, Russell Co., Ala. Thanks Joseph Ivey