I have already made my wishes clear to my family in case I die before them, that I want thirty years of my research to be donated to Clayton Genealogical and George Memorial Libraries not just thrown away.
My ultimate goal all along has been to write a book about my families, but I had to revise that plan to write several books on each branch of my family. I have too much for one book, and not all of my family will care about the other branches of our family as I have been. I love all history, not just family history, and not just my families history.
I had a dream years ago about me dying and people just throwing things away, because they meant nothing to them.
Well, it means a hell of a lot to me. My son promised to handle according to my wishes. I have gathered and transcribed thousands of people’s data. The more I thought about it, I was so grateful that I had already transcribed all of the information from the records that I have in my possession.
Some of my many resources were:
- My maternal grandfather, Harry William Linderman, and great grandfather, Edward Francis Linderman’s records.
- The Palen Pedigree Chart that I received from my mother, Jean Marie Linderman Frederick Mancill’s records, that she received in 1965 from Virginia Palen Long, her cousin, that were compiled by Vernon Walser Palen.
- My paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” Mazac Frederick’s family notebook, that I transcribed all records from, The handwritten Mazac Family Reunion notebook that I received in 1995 from my Mazac Ancestors. I was the 1995-1998 President of the Mazac Reunion held in Circleville, Williamson County, Texas. The notebook has been damaged through a flood in 2001 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, from Tropical Storm Allison, but I salvaged it and still have it in 2016 as of this writing.
- My paternal aunt, Agnes Rainie Frederick Christ, provided me with many old photos of the Czech-Moravian families on our tree.
- My paternal Czech-Moravian cousin, Louis Joseph Havelka’s records, recieved from his wife, Bernice Cernosek Havelka through verbal conversations with in 1995 provided information on the Havelka family.
- The FamilySearch.org and Findagrave.com websites have helped me immensely.
- My mother-in-law, Annie Mae McCann Tudor, provided me with photos and information on the McCann and the Tudor families.
- My mother’s cousin, Roy Leonard Nelson, Jr. gave me information on the Nelson families.
There are many more sources but these are the ones that were on the top of my list. I will add more later as time allows.