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Thank you for visiting my blog!

This blog is used to share information that I find about the families that I am researching. To see these family names click on the tab above. Please feel free to contribute your stories or research and make comments, corrections, and ask questions.

If we have a common ancestor, or if you have questions or comments that you don’t want to post, please go to the "About Me" tab to send me an e-mail.

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My posts can be accessed by the date posted from the column on the right. Blog posts containing specific surnames can be found by clicking on the names in the left column.

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About Me


My interest in genealogy coincided with the advent of AOL’s flat-rate monthly service of $19.95 in the late 1990s.  My mother, from the New York City area, and my father, from the small town of Borger, Texas, were both interested in family history and asked me to look for their families on my new Internet. I was hooked when I found both families connected in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

I live in Virginia with a wonderful husband who actually listens to many of my genealogy ramblings.  I have two grown children who have spent a few of their childhood vacation days in cemeteries or libraries.  Genealogy, my favorite pastime, is significantly different from my professional career. I am a speech – language pathologist at a local school system where I work in the assistive technology department.

I maintain family history web pages at Rootsweb’s Freepages where you will find information and photographs about my family. Click here to visit my genealogy pages.  Facebook Groups for my Quinn, Murray, Bryan, and Giddens families are currently closed groups and require invitations.  Contact me if you would like to be a member.

Please come back often!


Diana