- My name is Julie and I look forward to sharing and exchanging ideas.
Is it safe to add a link to my surnames? I would love to connect with
other family members. If the group allows it, I will add my genealogy
sites in the link section.
- Hello Everyone, Just thought I would introduce myself and say hello.
My name is Jeanne, online I go by either Elyandra or Kitty in the
grass and I got into genealogy about 1991 shortly before my paternal
grandmother died. I remember this specifically because I remember
being at her funeral and asking questions about the family history
from people I had never seen before. I remember being saddened by
the fact that I had not known them before my grandmother's death
because she was very close mouth about her family. I have since
worked on many of the surnames and individuals that I have found
over the years and have placed most of them up on my webpage at
rootsweb it needs a serious update but I have been busy researching
anyway here is the address for my page:
I am currently working on getting primary documents for my main
surnames to prove all the information that I have collected on them.
I am currently looking for documents for the Pickerell to Rader line
back to the Revolutionary War era (Michael Rader) and have mainly
found a proof for all the relationships except for 1 daughter
(Mariah Rader) to her father (Joseph Rader) and all birth / death /
marriages that are extant except for 3 death records which are being
I am also working on proving my Odell to Wilcox to Robinson to
Conant lines (grandmother>great grandmother>gr-gr-grandmother>gr-gr-
gr-grandmother. This line goes back to conant's through the females
of each generation to Charlotte Conant) which are supposed to go
back to Frances Cooke who was on the Mayflower. I have a lot of the
marriage records for them, but not much else. I may have a few death
records on them and of course most of the census records, but a lot
more work is needed.
The surnames that I am currently working on are:
MATERNAL: Pickerell / Pickrell (VA>WV), Odell / Odle (MD>WV), Dennis
(VA>OH>WV), Wilcox (VA>WV), Sims (VA>WV), Winland / Windland /
Windlandt (Germany>PA>WV>OH), Robinson (WV>OH>WV), Rader / Reader /
Roder (Germany>PA>VA>WV), Conant (MA>NY>OH - descends from
Mayflower's Frances Cooke)
PATERNAL: Howell (NC>VA>KY>WV), Akers (VA>KY), Stratton (VA>KY),
Burchett (VA>KY), Hall (VA>KY), Darby (OH>KY), Davis (VA>KY), Bevins
Other Surname I am interested in: Quick (Aunt's line mostly from
Kanawha Co., WV)
I have access to Heritage Quest, but I do not have home access to
Ancestry. I did, but since I have Heritage quest, I do not need a
lot of the census information at Ancestry.com so I let it go in
favor of Heritage Quest. I figured, I can go to the library or the
local LDS Center if I need something I can't find at Heritage quest
very easily or I can only find at Ancestry.com. I am happy to be
here and I hope to be of help in the future.
I will begin posting my different Brickwalls later on next week. I
only have the Pickerell ones typed up for submission and need to
work on looking at what I need on the other lines.
Kitty in the grass (aka Jeanne)