I like to honor my ancestors by seeing what it may have been like living in their world. Mostly it gives me inspiration for writing my novels. I’m a Native Texan, of Lakota, and Choctaw/Apache on my mother’s side and European on my Father’s side. I had Ancestors who fought in the Civil War, and Revolutionary, Spanish/American and Napoleonic War. I think that portraying people of various eras gives me a better appreciation for what they went through. I had relatives who were massacred by Indians and Indians who were my family who were massacred by settlers. It is hard to know how to feel when you read their stories in Ancestry. It is fascinating to learn of a Confederate Lieutenant marrying the daughter of a Union General who’s son was killed at 13 years old by the same tribe that you are a member of. It really is hard to see it in a historical aspect but individually, you can come to understand their respective viewpoints, each following their heart and doing their best to survive during turbulent times.
Here are some interesting people that I share a genetic link to that appear in my family tree. Genealogy studies marriage ties while Genetics studies inherited traits and blood ties. These people are genetically related to me. I have other famous people still living but I’m only sharing these few.
We celebrate Victorian Christmas in Thomasville Georgia. I bought this outfit for that but wanted to do something different than the black that everyone else does, and something that could be used with old west or Texas Ranger attire. So I bought this with that in mind to be able to do 1848- 1900 eras by swapping out pieces.