Genealogy has fascinated me for many years. From Sunday school lessons about who begat who, to wondering if we have ‘royal blood’; genealogy is all around us. Traditionally, genealogical research required a trip to the library. Now, with the advent of the Internet, genealogy research can be carried out without leaving home. Popular websites such as Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org have capitalized on this and today, millions of family history records are accessible with just a click of the mouse. With easy access to these historical records, many a novice genealogist has been created – that includes me!
Keep in mind I am not writer, so bear with me as we document our Burnett ancestors. It is my intent to blog several times a week, though there will be times I might not be able to keep this schedule. I realize that some of the information will be ‘well known’ and other tid-bits might be new to blog readers. Hopefully, the information will be presented in a way that both the novice and expert family researcher will find it interesting.
Let’s begin. Alfred Burnett – my great-great grandfather.Most agree that Alfred Burnett was the first Burnett to settle in Old Imperial Calcasieu Parish. The Burnett family arrived just before the Civil War, and still today has deep roots in
Do you know how you are related to Alfred Burnett?Next – the