A lot of exciting things are happening in my research – Many things in the works also!
My last main area of research is coming to a full circle – with the help of Sheri Church & Polly Goodwin we are narrowing down the Allen mystery (believe we are close to proving it all) I have a Mr. Harold Hill that is doing a DNA test for us to prove one way or the other on the Zelote’s Allen lines – I believe it is either Zelotes (Zelots) or Henry his brother – but regardless – with DNA I have been able to prove the Allen line we do descend from originally – I am involved with many DNA projects to get to the bottom of it all!
On another note – Sheri & Polly and I have also been working on the 1850-1870 time frame – My last main area of research missing for my father’s sided and has been my biggest issue and road block.
I have most of them in Chemung NY in 1850 and then in 1870 in Shiawassee Michigan – what happened in the 20 years between? I needed that final area – where they all ended up together and Sheri has found it! She has spent weeks narrowing it all down for me and called me today with the good news! We have been all working together and sharing documents and ideas to each other and have been able to put the LAST piece of the puzzle together!
One other good thing is the majority of my Maternal lines are done – I have work to still do on them but know the majority of lineages and with the help of Rhonda Yamauchi I have been able to well document my Maternal lineage – Got some work to do on further generations (some blanks still) but have both my Mother’s lines now proven~
I have several family members that are working on these lines also (Big Thank You to Kathy Rible also) so will be able to start focusing back on the 1900 time frame for my father’s lines to really get it all done – I can see the end finally (main root lines – lots of work still to be done but got the root lines)
Next year I will start traveling to this areas and recording all I can while I can – the research can only be done so far – I have to start visiting areas to get the full picture – My research has truly become an “Ever Widening Circle”