About “Our American Story”
“Our American Story” is my attempt to present the history of my family in America in a dynamic and interactive format. Additionally, I plan on adding regular blog posts to share research tips I have learned over the years and to discuss historical events that my ancestors were directly involved in or were effected by. Some of the primary surnames that are included in my research are McDaniel, Steakley, Lancaster, Doughty, Herndon, Carlock, Carrigan, Weir, West, Letzig, Henderson, Himstedt, Ackerman, McCarthy, Hickey, and Maloney. Geographically, my family has generally resided in, and my research has concentrated on, southern states including Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia. In addition, I have also conducted research in and regarding Missouri and Illinois.
Additionally, I have provided a “links” page which provides helpful links to various online and physical research facilities. I have found these resources to be helpful in my research and recommend them for yours as well.