I created this website with the intention of breaking out of the solo research box, sharing my research with family and friends, getting feedback and having discussions, gathering family stories and memories. All of this will help enrich my research!
I have already witnessed the positive nature of my budding willingness to share. After a discussion with my mother Linda, I encouraged her to check out this site. After she did, she mentioned that there was a picture on one of my ancestor pages that didn't match what she believed to be true.
The ancestor was Mae Arla (King) McKenzie. I had this photo as the main photo on her page:
My mother pointed out that this picture did not look anything like my great grandmother Mae Arla (King) McKenzie. Admittedly, my mom had known great grandmother much longer than me, since she passed away in 1994 when I was only 14 years old. So, I did some review:
I had read the caption as Grandma King (Mae's Maiden name) McKenzie (Mae's Married name). However, If you have read my last blog post:
Alexander McKenzie and His Uncle... I mean Grandpa.... I mean....
What would make more sense is that this picture is of Loretta (King) Ward McKenzie, the mother of Mae Arla King and wife (second marriage) of Lawrence Clayton "Spin" McKenzie.
I compared this photo with another photo I have of Loretta and the similarity is striking.
What is your opinion? Have you had any similar experiences with your research?