Genealogy Wish List for 2018


I’ve been taking a break from genealogy. Not a wanted break, but a forced break, due to lack of free time. I miss it dearly and hope to renew my Ancestry subscription and start back up again soon.

It’s the holiday season and my mind has drifted to what I’d like for Christmas. It all has to do with genealogy! Here are a top few of my genealogy wishes for the new year:

  1. Find Rebecca! More like, find her true maiden name, parents, grandparents, etc.
  2. Put names to faces and identify old photos from my great-grandmother’s collection.
  3. Figure out the father (and mother) of my great-great-grandfather, Whit Dennis.
  4. Connect with more cousins and get more photos of relatives.
  5. Confirm my Harper line; were Elizabeth and John Harper the parents of James Hansel Harper, my fourth great-grandfather?
  6. Find William Bennett’s parents.
  7. Solve the Bartholomew-Carroll mystery.
  8. Update this blog more! I have so many things I want to write about; I need to make the time.

Not too much to ask, right!?! My list could go on and on with all of the discoveries I hope to make.

Anything you’re hoping to discover about your family’s roots?

Here’s to a great 2018 and solving more family mysteries!

5 thoughts on “Genealogy Wish List for 2018

      1. Melinda Harper McMeans

        Good luck! I am still digging away to find John Thomas Harper’s parents. Do believe John and James were brothers. Frustrating. My goal is to sit down and interview my father’s cousins (the Jordan side) and see if they remember any stories. thanks for all the great info you have provided!


      2. Thank you, Melinda! Please let me know if you find anything else on the Harpers. I really do believe John and James were brothers too. Have you looked any into a John Harper that appears in some early tax lists that lived near Sam’s Creek?


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