Grandpa Jim – Member of a Gang?

I have been researching my stepdad James Edward Simms, we call him Jim.  He has been a part of my life since he married my mom in 1987.  I met him for the first time on their wedding day. Jim isn’t your typical stepdad, in fact there isn’t anything typical about him. We weren’t very close […]

How can a DNA test further my genealogy?

One of my favorite topics of conversation is DNA/Genealogy.  I can’t help myself, my conversations always turn to DNA. The most common question I hear is “How can dna help me with my ancestry?”  Well, dna can further your ancestry research but there are a few things that need to happen first. Make a family […]