Genealogy with a Texas drawl!

 

Hi, everyone! My name is Ruth Stephens and I live near Fort Worth, Texas. I have 2 wonderful daughters, as well as a fantastic granddaughter who will soon be graduating from high school and a mischievous and energetic grandson who will soon start kindergarten. And there’s also my personal assistant, a rather singular and inquisitive soul known as Nala.

Most of my immediate family is from Texas, although I was born in Colorado. But if you go back 3 or 4 generations, you will see my folks in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Kentucky. Most were farmers, several fought (and died) in the Civil War and if you travel even further back, you’ll find many who fought in the Revolutionary War and at least one ancestor Charles Carroll, who signed the Declaration of Independence.

I have been studying my roots since 2003, and this blog in its original form began in 2006. Recently, I separated the older blog entries (prior to June 2014) and created a secondary blog, Ruth’s Genealogy Archives. All content at this site is fully searchable, so please feel free to visit!

Some of my more popular surnames are: Appling, Bennett, Brown, Carr, Carrico, Carroll, Chappell, Clark, Davis, Dixon, Easley, Graham, Hall, Hamilton, Hibbler, Isler, Jetton, Kennedy, Knox, Lee, Lunsford, Martin, Matthews, Maultsby, McBurnett, McDonald, Melton, Rogers, Smith, Stanley, Starr, Turner, Turney, and Vance.

Welcome to Ruth’s Genealogy!

Latest Posts
Genealogy Do-Over 2015 Week 3: a week behind but miles ahead!

Genealogy Do-Over 2015 Week 3: a week behind but miles ahead!

Genealogy Do-Over the 2015 educational initiative at GeneaBloggers – where you do get to go home again . . . and start over with your genealogy research. *** Week 3’s assignments: Tracking Research Conducting Research This has been a busy week! Tracking research Let’s see, using Thomas’ Original Research Log, I sorted through the 217 […]

Genealogy Do-Over 2015 Week 2: I think I'm finally caught up on Week 2

Genealogy Do-Over 2015 Week 2: I think I’m finally caught up on Week 2

Genealogy Do-Over the 2015 educational initiative at GeneaBloggers – where you do get to go home again . . . and start over with your genealogy research. *** A quick review of the Genealogy Do-Over 2015 Week 2 assignments: Setting Research Goals Conducting Self Interview Conducting Family Interviews I have spend the past several days getting […]

Genealogy Do-Over 2015 Week 2: Frustration & Stress, but then...

Genealogy Do-Over 2015 Week 2: Frustration & Stress, but then…

Genealogy Do-Over the 2015 educational initiative at GeneaBloggers – where you do get to go home again . . . and start over with your genealogy research. *** Genealogy D0-Over 2015 Week 2 ASSIGNMENTS (no longer topics in my mind, but that’s ok!): Setting Research Goals Conducting Self Interview Conducting Family Interviews As this week […]

Genealogy Do-Over 2015 Week 2: A lot of talk!

Genealogy Do-Over 2015 Week 2: A lot of talk!

Genealogy Do-Over the 2015 educational initiative at GeneaBloggers – where you do get to go home again . . . and start over with your genealogy research. *** Before I get into Week 2: Setting Research Goals Conducting Self Interview Conducting Family Interviews A quick review of my Week 1 activities: System in place RootsMagic- […]

Genealogy Do-Over 2015 Week 1: Diana Ritchie, you are a genius!

Genealogy Do-Over 2015 Week 1: Diana Ritchie, you are a genius!

Genealogy Do-Over the 2015 educational initiative at GeneaBloggers – where you do get to go home again . . . and start over with your genealogy research. *** I know, it’s Week 2, but I’ve spend all morning doing something to goes back to Week 1: Establishing Base Practices and Guidelines. A few days ago, Diana […]

Genealogy Do-Over 2015 Week 1: An important prep item

Genealogy Do-Over 2015 Week 1: An important prep item

Genealogy Do-Over the 2015 educational initiative at GeneaBloggers – where you do get to go home again . . . and start over with your genealogy research. *** As this first week seems to be mostly about preparation, here’s a census helper: Rather than transcribe a census sheet by hand to an empty census form […]

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