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Have you seen me?

Some Genealogy Humor

genealogy sleuth

I’d rather be looking for dead people than have them looking for me!

I’m searching for myself; Have you seen me?

If only people came with pull-down menus and on-line help …

A new cousin a day keeps the boredom away.

I researched my family tree … and apparently I don’t exist!

As family historian, do you have friends and family ask you how to get started in family research? This is a hard question to answer in a few minutes. Refer them to the book below to help them get started in this fun hobby. Purchase several – Books make great gifts!

WHERE DO I START? Hints and Tips for Beginning Genealogists with On-line resources


“This book was very informative and at a very modest price. One web site I may have missed in your book that has been very helpful to me is I found articles about several of my ancestors in their newspaper archives. Thank you for your great newsletter and this book.”

“The book was clear & concise, with excellent information for beginners. As an experienced genealogist, I enjoyed the chapter with lists of interview questions. I’d recommend this book to those who are just beginning to work on their genealogies. For more experienced genealogists, it provides a nice refresher.”

All books by Donna R. Causey (fiction or nonfiction) – help keep this website FREE!


About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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  1. Why do so many links on this website (Alabama Pioneers) lead to a page that says they can’t find what I am looking for? Is this a problem for the webmaster or is it just a hook to get us searching on this website?

    1. We sometimes pull a story offline to update or correct errors. That may be the reason. I’m sorry about the inconvenience.

  2. Donna, I love this newsletter. I lost my Turner lineage between SC>GA>AL. Yes, I am hooked on genealogy fro sure, been working on it since i was young, and that was a long time ago. Sometimes the stories handed down from generation to generation gets twisted and more and more interesting, maybe on purpose. I have pictures of Turner brothers in AL. I find them in Census records in AL, but can’t find them or parents any where else. I scan the newsletter every day hoping to find a tidbit to go on. Keep up the good work.

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