This blog will focus on the life and ancestors of my grandmother, Pansy "Joni" Louise Lancaster as I research her families. Additional ancestral surnames include: Allen, Coor, Cox, Ellis, Hughes, Kethley, Lancaster, Loveless, Martin, Medlock, Neel, Nixon, Perry, Polly, Porter, Ro(d)gers, Singleton, Walker, Welch, Whitfield, Wilkins, & Young.
This is the 100th
blog post I have written and the 6th
anniversary of the beginning of this blog.
I began the blog on January 15, 2011, through a blog writing
class I took at California Genealogical Society, taught by Craig Siulinski. It
was something I wanted to do but wasn’t really sure what I would focus on. I
finally settled on writing about my grandmother, Pansy Louise Lancaster’s
family and this was my first
In the beginning it was hard to get started. I learned from
the Geneabloggers website, that
there were blogging memes I could use and I have done that off and on,
especially at the beginning. But I finally learned that what worked best was to
write about my discoveries as I researched my grandmother’s family.
So what have I written in six years?
I discovered I have only written four posts specifically
about my grandmother:
I have written about many of her ancestors and collateral
Just click on the labels at the right to see these posts.
The Loveless and Lancaster families have the most posts, 51
for Lancaster and 25 for Loveless.
Of course this is all based on the labels I put when I wrote
the posts. In the beginning it was difficult to determine what labels I wanted.
I have worked through that, trying to label a post with as many subjects that I
might like to sort later in time.
In the past year, since my grandmother died, I have focused
more heavily on research and the discussion of what I have learned. I am
currently working on Robert Lancaster’s estate in
Shelby County, Kentucky and the Lancaster families who lived in Erath County,
Texas from newspaper accounts. There will be a continuation of both series in