Welcome

        9/17/2011:   Thanks for stopping by. My name is Dr. Wallace B. Guerrant, Jr. and I live in Winchester, KY, USA.  The purpose of this website is to make available the genealogy information I have, which remains in the possession of my father and uncles.  Of course, they let me borrow, study, transcribe, and copy any documents that they have before returning them.  I have no secrets here and am always eager to share whatever information I have with interested parties.  I am making an effort to preserve these family documents using acid free paper and mylar folders/sleeves - a very labor intensive and slow process for sure! 

        There are over 6,000 individuals on my family tree and still growing. In fact, I'm never finished adding names.  Whenever I think I've done all I can, I go and find a few more names and dates to enter.  There are more than 100 surnames other than Guerrant including:  Owings, DeVault, Anderson, Shearer, Hornsby, Lilly, Patterson, Green, Moseley, Glover, Flood, Norvell, Boatwright, Callaway, Puckett, and Bryant.

 

        Here is the link to get to my family tree at Ancestry.com:  http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/6839297/family?fpid=-1216986303

 

        Here is the link to get to the findagrave website:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs&

 

        Technology (personal computers, GPS, digital cameras, website databases, etc.) has absolutely revolutionized the genealogy avocation since the year 2000.  One of the best examples of this is findagrave.com.  

        If you really want to perform a great service to humanity, or maybe you know a high school student who needs a resume enhancer, then become a photo volunteer for findagrave.  There's no better way to verify or document a deceased person's name and dates than to actually find their headstone, take a digital photo of it, and download it onto that person's findagrave webpage.  And it's not just a matter of finding accurate information on an ancestor.  When you post a headstone photograph, you are forever preserving an image of that headstone for posterity.  After all, no one knows better than genealogy buffs that headstones don't last forever. 

        I took photos of the headstone of Matthew Wilson, a Civil War Veteran, in the Winchester Cemetery last week that was so old and difficult to read, it may only take 25 more years of surface erosion before it is absolutely indecipherable.  With a single photo, I have preserved a tiny piece of history for his ancestors.  ;)

 

        If you want to contact me, the quickest way to get a response from me is to email me at:   drwbgjr@hotmail.com.  Or an alternate email I check occasionally is drwguerrant@gmail.com 

This is me flying a Cessna 172 out of the Mt. Sterling (KY) Airport in 2007.