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Welcome to all of you family members, genealogists and internet wanderers. My family tree is actually a forest of assorted names and locations. Check out the branches to discover if you share a leaf or two.

Surnames (above and to the right). Here are the main family trees. My goal is to include names, dates, descendants, photographs, documents  & sources for my information. These names link to locations & cemeteries. Related? Contact me to share & compare.

Locations (above and to the right). Here you can find my family names associated with each location, useful websites and blogs, books, maps and other resources that are helpful for research there. Do you have a favorite resource:  archive, book, website to share? Let me know.

Cemeteries (above). The final resting places of my ancestors. Names, dates, maps & photographs are here.

Also visit my blog, Leaves & Branches for information on my current research, new discoveries, missing ancestors, memories and other miscellaneous posts. See the latest post below.

This website is always changing as I include newly uncovered information. Check back soon for more content! – - – Colleen

Latest Post from Leaves & Branches

  • July 25, 2014: Anticipation: A New Book to Investigate - Leaves & Branches

    Casey, A. E. (2001). Amite County, Mississippi, 1699-1890.Volume 3: The Environs. Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc. (Original work published 1957).


    When is the last time you had a new resource to explore: a new map, document or book that you were anxious to look at closely? This book just arrived at my doorstep and I an full of happy anticipation. Some of my families lived in Mississippi: Alford, Brown, Brumfield, Dillon, Fortenberry & Smith. They lived in Amite, Marion, Pike & Walthall counties. Potentially this book could have information on any or all of those families. It could be filled with important pieces of the puzzle OR it could have just a clue or two OR it could be that I can't connect any of the data inside to my family at this time. However, before I even open the cover, I am hopeful & full of anticipation!


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