I am using this blog to keep the family (and any one else interested) updated on my family history research. As a warning to readers, I will show bias and opinions in my posts – I just can’t help myself. As I am a family historian I also will not be censoring or sugarcoating anything I find regarding my ancestors. (NOTE: I do however make sure that the person of interest is dead, as are any spouses or children.)
So that everyone can enjoy our family photographs, I have a FLICKR site where all family related images are high resolution, and free to download. I also have an instagram account under the name jenbumann, where I upload a pic a day, I also hash tag them all as #jensancestors. And for cool videos that might pop up check out my YouTube Channel. Although I haven’t really made full use of this account yet.
Keeping up with modern genealogical research techniques, I have managed to coerce several family members into donating their spit for DNA research. We are currently members of the JOHN, SHEPARD, and CAIN DNA surname projects at FamilyTreeDNA. This effort has resulted in our finding the probable origin of our SHEPARD line.
And last, but not least, here is the family tree site My John and Shepard Clans.
If you think you are related, don’t hesitate to contact me as I look forward to meeting long lost cousins and sharing what I have found…as long as you reciprocate.