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About Abilene Genealogical and Historical Research Services

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Education
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How I got started doing Genealogy.

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Education:

Formal:

During my elementary school, middle school and high school years and college years as well I learn to do research, to analyze, to compare and contrast information and to present the facts and findings in form of term and research papers and class presentations: speeches. I had a very good English teacher in High School who taught us about the different sources and how to utilize them while doing research  I was members of the various history clubs and worked on many history projects.

 

From Mingo High School I graduated with a diploma.

 

From Cisco Junior College I obtained  Associate Degrees in Art and in Science as well.. 

 

From McMurry University I obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree: Multidisciplinary Studies: Major Concentration in History.

 

I have attended many genealogical seminars and workshops

 

Informal:

For the last fifteen years I have been researching my family ancestral lines. I learned a wealth of information about genealogy and doing genealogical research.

 While researching I learned of the many types of documents, their information, institution: courthouse, libraries, cemeteries museums, and research using the internet. How and where to send for documents. I have learned ways of organizing the genealogical  information both  in manual filing and with the use of a genealogical computer program.

 

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  How I got started doing Genealogy.

 In 1990 I was given a copy of an account that told of my ancestors sailing from Europe to America . Also 
it listed the family lines and their members. The following week the local library held a genealogical seminar. Of course I attend.

     I soon started to research these ancestors. I went to the local Mormon Family History Center and ordered microfilm. From that source I discovered many of the ancestors'  birth, death and marriage dates. Immediately, I was hooked. I wanted to learn more about my ancestors. Who were these people? What were their occupations? What kind of lives did the have? Where did they lived? What did they look like? A year later I was able to purchase a personal computer. My research expanded to the internet. With that source my research was unlimited.  I obtain from the many genealogical websites a boundless amount of information of my ancestors.

     In 2003, I decided to expand my  research to the other children of my great great grandparents by contacting their descendants. I received a lot of replies to my correspondence and a lot of new and interesting information. Plus a I was sent photos of many of my ancestors as well.

     Along with researching my ancestors I learn a lot of history in general. About the eras and places they lived. How people lived back when my ancestors had lived. Their customs. Theirs political views. What events took place and how it effected their lives as well as today's happenings. Which was all very very interesting to me..

  In 2005 I decided to open my own genealogical research service which includes historical research. I hope to help people discover and  learn about their ancestors as well as their historical surroundings.

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