Well… I started this journey with more than 5000 names in my family tree, and after filling in some of its cousin-branches that number grew to over 5200! This has been a long and arduous process but, I have deleted about a thousand names that I have little more than a name for with insufficient sources, combined duplicates, and erased other… more dubious characters. That is all for this update. Thank you for listening to my rantings.

Ira Gideon, & Helen Mar (RANDALL) GREEN

Ira Gideon GREEN was born on 19 Oct 1881 in Utopia, Bandera, Texas, USA. He married Helen Mar RANDALL on 7 Jan 1917 (age 36). They had their daughter on 24 Mar 1919, and their son, and last child, on 7 Sep 1920 at nearly 39 years of age. For most of Ira’s married life he was in the construction trade, with a short stint as a rail-car builder (1918-1919). He died on 8 Feb 1959, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, USA, at the age of 77.

Helen Mar RANDALL was born on 30 Apr 1883, in Olema, Marin, California, USA. She married Ira Gideon GREEN when she was 34 years old. She died on 26 Nov 1961, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, USA, at the age of 78.

DNA Test

Hello, my cousins (close and distant)! I am excited to report that I received my Ancestry DNA test today! I will mail it tomorrow morning, and I’ll keep you updated on the results.

Based on the work my mom and I have done, I have a good idea of what to expect from the DNA profile. However, I am super excited to see who I’m related to and through which lines!

Long Hiatus

I am back to tackle the long and arduous journey through my family history! A lot has happened in the past few years, none of which is a good enough reason for abandoning this blog. The simple truth is, I am afraid of rejection, and failure.

All I can promise is, I will do my best to overcome my fears.