A Little Bit About Me & Who I’m Researching

Welcome to Don’t Forget Where We Came From, my family genealogy blog.  I am a wife and mom busy making memories and passing down family traditions to our children so they don’t forget where we came from, a promise to my Poppy.

I have been researching all my family lines since I was in elementary school, not an easy task as a fourth grader but a ton of fun.  While I have taken breaks over the years, my family history has always drawn me back in.  I used to rush through my genealogy, but now I am trying to as thoroughly as possible understand each family member’s life, as well as can be from the distance of time.  In an effort to slow down and keep track of my research and findings, I decided to keep a blog.

Along the way, I will be researching my mom’s mother’s side, the Watkins and Taylors of North Carolina; my mom’s dad side, the Sebastians of North Carolina and the Bemis and Osgood families of Ohio.  I started out with only a few facts on them because my grandfather’s mom was adopted and died young so little was known.  I have found it amazing how much you can glean with just a few pieces of information, but in the beginning it was like looking for a needle in a haystack.  I will also be researching my dad’s side, the Hudnall, Eskins, Bailes, and Comers of West Virginia.

I have already found so many interesting things and can’t wait to solve more puzzles.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I!

Don’t forget where you came from.


9 thoughts on “A Little Bit About Me & Who I’m Researching

  1. Welcome to Geneabloggers! It’s nice to see another North Carolina researcher.

  2. robert jones says:

    Hoyle Sebastian was my Great Grandfather. My grandmother is the oldest of his ten children. She was born in 1925 and is still of sound mind. I enjoy asking her about our family. Enjoyed reading your site.

    • It is so wonderful to hear from you! I am out of the country at the moment but will return in 2 days. I would love to contact you by email and hear more about the family. I will also be posting more on the Sebastians so stay tuned. How did you find me?

  3. MB says:

    My family owned the Ashley Bread Company. I am in the process of researching our heritage. Thank for sharing your story!

  4. Really enjoyed the stories and photos. Especially, the photo of my mother, Janice Bailes, as a young girl. Thanks so much.

    • Aunt Janice was my favorite of Grandma’s sisters. She was beautiful and classy. And Uncle Arthur was great. They were such a lovable couple. They tried to teach me to dance. Aunt Janice was there for me at Grandma’s death and always had a special place in my heart. Glad to share!

  5. Mary Bailes says:

    I too have been researching my family origins and also my husband’s family, The Carl Baile’s clan. I have enjoyed so much of your research and know that it is truly time consuming and yet, eerily addictive! I know many of your family members and we played many great volleyball games, croquet and horseshoes with the Hudnall clan. Love them all and most likely, you were a little wee one that ran around with my sister in laws!! Love to chat with you sometime! I’m retired now, but still young! Have more time to research, but keep looking more than I save info! Know what I mean?

  6. chmjr2 says:

    I hope you will be adding to this blog soon. I have enjoyed reading your post.

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