Welcome to the Family!Oct 2nd, 2008 | By Leonard Legends & Legacies | Category: Welcome to the Family!
I’ve had every intention, since this site went up a year or so ago, to compile a page of readers, researchers, contributors, stalkers and gawkers so we can all keep track of who’s doing what. Problem is, I keep losing track of who descends from who and who’s where and what’s what. I’m like that. I can keep track of DEAD people just fine, it’s the living ones that escape me.
So here’s the proposal… leave us a comment with your first name, who you’re descended from, and what part of the country you’re in. Any particluar areas of interest at the moment? I, for one, tend to bounce from one subject to another depending on who’s called or e-mailed most recently. One thing I can tell you for sure, most of us ARE related, it’s just a question of how far back we have to go to find the link.
I realize that some of you are shyer than others and I don’t want anyone to be uncomfortable, so if you’d rather, just e-mail me: Rick (at) rickleonard.net. I really enjoy being able to “hook people up” (so to speak and get your minds out of the gutter)… when they’re living near each other and/or researching the same immediate family.
So that’s it. That’s all I’ve got for now and here’s what my own comment would look like, if I, uh, didn’t own this blog…
“My name’s Rick and I’m an alco… wait. Let me start over. I’m Rick and I descend from Solomon(1) through Isaac(2), Benjamin(3), Caleb(4), Caleb, Jr.(5), Daniel(6), William(7), Daniel(8), Guy(9), and my grandparents. I live in a Seattle suburb but focus most of my research on Iowa and southwest Pennsylvania. I focus mostly on my great-great grandfather Daniel(8), but I’ve learned a LOT about him by researching his eight siblings Edmund(8), Isaac(8), Lydia Ann(8), William(8), Joseph(8), Mary Jane(8), James Herron (8) and Thomas(8). One of my goals is to collect pictures of each of them, which isn’t easy, given that they scattered to six states in the 1800s. That’s not to say I’m not interested in the rest of the family, I am… there are some real characters back there! Feel free to contact me at Rick (at) rickleonard.net.”
If you feel like including an e-mail address that’s fine but it might be better to keep it private and I’ll ask you when somebody wants contact. I have most of your addresses already anyway.
When all is said and done, I’ll collect all the info and post it on a separate page, over there in the right-hand column, so we’ll all have reminders of who’s who, and where, and when.