Sunday, February 27, 2011

My Quest - Revealed

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I've put up a few posts in the last week but I haven't shared with you yet why I took a break. Why I was on a quest.

I'll bet you thought I would come back and show you a
piece of furniture I redid.

Or maybe I had rearranged a room?

Embroidered something pretty with my most dainty fingers?

Or maybe I went on a trip to somewhere wonderful?

Maybe I sewed up some more pillows?

Sorry if I disappoint but my quest had nothing to do with that.

You see I started thinking about my ancestry.

Grandparents, great great grandparents and beyond.

More than just genealogy, but searching for my ancestors who fought
in the War Between the States.

Mr. Precious is a member of the Sons of the Confederacy and
even the Sons of the American Revolution.
I knew since I'm from the deep south (Alabama) I just had to have
some Confederate soldiers in my lineage.
So therefore ~ My Quest ~ which takes time.

Now I've been working on my genealogy for over ten years and have quite a lot of info
~ eight notebooks and some file folders bursting at the seams.
I was needing to get my info updated and search for my confeds and my Revolutionaries.

See? Well, it looks a bit of a mess but I'm really quite organized with my hard work.

I have my lines all organized into notebooks.

I used the program Family Tree Maker to type all of my info into and then I can print out the pages and it looks very nice and is easy to read. I also add pictures when I have some.

Well, Dear ones, I'm thrilled to tell you I have found nine Confederate soldiers and two Revolutionary soldiers! Now I have to trace them through the family lines down to me!
So I'll continue to work finding birth certificates, marriage licenses and census reports
then hopefully one day I can tell you I've applied to a chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Here's a tin type photo of my little family we had made in Opryland way back in the middle 70s. Those are not real guns! I didn't want you to think I'd let my children play with real guns! No no Nannette! But honey, did I ever tell you I could shoot a fly off a bee's head?
Yes, ma'am I can!! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~


I wish I was in the land of cotton,
Old times there are not forgotten;
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie's Land!
In Dixie's Land where I was born in,
Early on one frosty morning,
Look away! Look away! Look away, Dixie's Land!

Then I wish I was in Dixie! Hooray! Hooray!
In Dixie's Land I'll take my stand, to live and die in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!
Away! Away! Away down South in Dixie!
~ sung by me!