Category: Remembering

Jeffersonia Hawkins Jones

Jeffersonia Hawkins Jones was my 3rd great grandmother. She was the mother of my grandmother’s (Gerald) grandfather (Davis). Jeffersonia Hawkins Jones was part Creek and part English. She was the most recent of my ancestors […]

DNA and the Geralds of County Clare

This map shows the origins of my brother’s Y-DNA, according to Family Tree DNA. I have no idea what the one red dot in Germany is about. I’m assuming it has to do with migrations […]

Fresh from God

“I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.” Charles Dickens

Meet the Grands

My grandparents, Charlie Joe Ivey and Jewel Harger Ivey. Thanks to my parents for giving me a photo scanner for my birthday. I’m looking forward to digitizing lots more family photos.

Dearly Departed #photodaday #project365

300 of 365. I called Daisy Smith Harger “Mimi.” She is the only one of my great-grandparents that I have any real memories of. I had one other great-grandmother who lived a few years longer […]

Calling All Geralds

Okay, what I really mean is Geralds and Iveys and Joiners and Hargers and Holders and everyone else who is related to me. More specifically, I want to talk to the people who are related […]

The Mathematics of Ancestry

The other day I was playing around on, and I traced one of my mother’s grandparents all the way back to Charlemagne. is as addictive as any video game, and it was like […]

Where there’s a will and a bucket of money

I have just figured out how I can prove, without the benefit of historical records, the country of origin of my 5x Great Grandfather. I am now seeking financial backing for the project. This is […]

Genealogy by DNA, Part 2

I’ve had quite a good time today studying the DNA map I got in the mail yesterday and trying to make sense of it. I’m sure I should have tried to learn more about what […]

Genealogy by DNA

Not too long ago I wrote a blog post about one of my distant relations who was somewhat infamous. This was something of a random topic for me. I just ran across the information online […]