Bessie Anna (Brown) Bell Ford

Bessie Anna (Brown) Bell Ford
My mother's 8th grade graduation picture

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


It is Wednesday. I have spent most of the last two days in Pueblo, I am TIRED but didn't want to miss another day posting.

To begin:

My maiden name is/was FORD.

My parents surnames were: Ford and Brown.

My grandparents surnames were: Ford, Debord, Brown and White.

My great grandparents' surnames were: Ford, Bias/Baylous, Debord, Hicks, Brown, Hill, White and Walton.

More surnames from my files:
Rounsavell
Andrus
Frame
Jackson
Thompson
King
Chatfield
Cleveland
Grover
Gould
Bateman
McClellen
Watts
Landers/Landes
Phipps
Robinson

My way of researching is called "cluster" research. I generally gather information on all known children, spouses, in-laws, and some times neighbors.

That means 1) I research a LOT of names 2) I research and add to my file a lot of related and sometimes unrelated people (to me) in order to make sense of the family in question 3) I never run out of people to look for.

When I am not looking for my own, I can do the same with other people's families.

It is a joy and wonderful thing to me.

See you all the next time.

2 comments:

  1. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/
    Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
    and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"
    http://www.examiner.com/x-53135-Springfield-Genealogy-Examiner

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  2. Ford, Brown, and White - good luck on hunting those! Now all you really need is a Smith.
    Welcome to the geneabloggers community.

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