Thursday, August 1, 2013

Welcome to the West Family Project

This blog is open to any and all that wish to view what the West Family is doing in relation to researching our family history.  Anyone may submit information to be posted here subject to approval of the blog's Administrators.  The focus will be on resolving "brick walls" in our various West lines.  

The particular line being researched is the West line that can be associated with the West Surname DNA Project as posted on the FamilyTreeDNA website ~ 
and listed as Group # 5.  Anyone may post comments and are encouraged to do so; however, posts will be moderated and will not be posted until they have been approved.  Anonymous posts generally will not be accepted, please use your real name.

What types of information will be posted?  Any document that establishes any fact of individuals that are known or suspected to be a part of this West family line including information about allied families that married into this family.  Some surnames of these allied families include: Brewer, Fike, Morgan, Henderson, Powell, Meacham, Buckner, Herndon, Williams, PLUS others to be added here as they are submitted. 

The Administrator for this blog is John G. West, a direct descendant of Thomas West, Sr. born in 1718 or earlier probably in Virginia (earliest found records on him are in Granville County, NC in 1750).  I have been researching for over 50 years and consider myself to be an extremely experienced beginner in genealogical research.  I have been a member of the Tri-State Genealogical Society for 35 years serving in various offices and committees including ten one-year terms as President.  I am very active in the Sons of the American Revolution serving in several offices on the Local Chapter, District and State levels.  I have been very active in the 4-H Genealogy Project for about 30 years serving as a county fair judge and for the last 6 years as an Indiana State Fair Judge for the 4-H Genealogy exhibits.  For the last 30 + years I have presented many genealogical workshops and programs for various groups and organizations, especially for 4-H, SAR, DAR, Scottish Rite and others.

Please make suggestions to make this a worthwhile blog for all of us interested in connecting our branches of this family to other branches to make it one big family tree!  My email address is:

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