The time has come for me to give my maternal line its own space in the genealogy blogosphere.
For the past few days I have been MIA with my head buried deep in the Georgia Probate Records that were recently added to FamilySearch.org. Recent news of the impending closure of the Georgia Archives to the public made the availability of these records on the internet even more significant, especially to me as a researcher whose major area a research is Georgia.
Last night, I made a major find related to my maternal line out of Meriwether County Georgia. A genealogy “Happy Dance” is definitely in order here!!
This morning, I decided it was time to take the next step and start a blog devoted to my maternal ancestors. Actually, this blog has been waiting in the queue, so to speak, since last year but, the time just didn’t feel right. Honestly, I talked myself out of it thinking I would not have anything to post. Major brick walls are everywhere in this line.
Things, however, are looking up. Persistence, patience and stubbornness will pay off. Those brick walls are beginning to crack and show signs of crumbling down. Pairing DNA with genealogy has become very popular, and I have met several new cousins through my Relative Finder matches on 23andMe. The ancestors are seriously in the mix here (no pun intended), and I expect major breakthroughs as we sift through our trees for clues to our common ancestor.
Yes! Things are definitely taking a turn.
So, I invite you to join me as I “cut the cord” and give my maternal family a home of their own.
May I introduce…..
The Middlebrooks of Meriwether County