UPDATE: It's amazing what can change in just a few days. After posting this my father-in-law's Y-DNA (37) results came in and he has three confirmed (genealogically) matches to descendants of William Coomer and Sukea Beasley from Stokes County, North Carolina! All three matches descend from three different sons of William and Sukea - bonus. … Continue reading Will the correct James Coomer please stand up?
So…I went fishing. I was hoping to catch a big fish or two. I had a methodical laundry list of non-digitized books and microfilms as bait for big fish. And what did I catch? Nothing. Yes, my trip to Salt Lake City was a bust. About the only thing I accomplished was validating that my … Continue reading Fishing in Salt Lake
It’s time to make a big push on some research. It’s time to look at some records not available online. It’s time to go to the library. I love libraries. But I am going to the mother of all libraries – the Family History Library in Utah. I have not been able to go back … Continue reading Going to the Library
Right to the point…don’t submit more than 1 test at a time. So, here’s what happened to me this past week. I’ve come to my wit's end on the brick walls surrounding Edward Coomer and Darthulia Tarter. My sister-in-law bought DNA tests some years ago for her parents and I decided it was time to … Continue reading Coomer: New Lessons Learned in DNA
We have all had accidents. But how many of us had our misfortunes recounted in the local newspapers? Could you just imagine the whole community knowing? Well, that’s not hard for the ancestors who were members of the community pillars. Several of them had their oops’ reported publicly. In 1893, Edward Coomer lost his thumb … Continue reading Oops – They happen to us all