This is the headstone of my Great Great Grandfather--this grave was in the family plot by their old home place
Thursday, November 17, 2011
A Little Diversity Added to my Fishing Trip
Well for the past three days I have been in
trying to catch some crappie with my brother. The first day we battled high winds and only got a couple of nips and that was it for an afternoon outing. We decided to change lakes on the second day and moved to the upper smaller lake only to find the wind was gusting above 20, so we didn’t even brother to launch the boat. So both days as far as fishing was concerned was a complete wash out-----but not quite as far as one of my objectives were concerned. Mississippi
That objective was my work on our family tree. I have been working on this project for the past year and have really got into the Ancestry thing. I suggested to my brother we travel back to our old home place. Choctaw County Mississippi was where both of us were born. I wanted to try to complete some of the information I was missing to finish my research. We spent the better part of the day at three different cemeteries locating individuals dating back to the early 1800’s. I have traced and have photos of tombstones of our Great Great Grandfather. Beyond that I am using Ancestry.com to find the other generations. This has been one of most interesting things I have ever worked on and I learned a lot about our heritage. For those of you who have never attempted this I suggest you give it a try, you might be amaze at what you find out about your heritage.
My Great Grandfather's grave site in a local cemetery in Mississippi
I hope I didn't bore you guys with this post.