Meg's parents are:
Grady Ford Rials &
Meredith Jane Laudenslager.
Grady was a career US Army and relocated several times through Meg's childhood.
Meg graduated from LaGrange High in Lake Charles, La in May 1969 and from La. State Univ in Baton Rouge, La in May 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education specializing in the primary grades.
Her masters is from Univ. Texas at Arlington.
John's parents are:
J.D. Anderson &
Margaret Janae Youngblood.
John grew up in Shreveport and Blanchard, La
John graduated from Fair Park High in Shreveport, La in May 1967 and from McNeese State Univ. in Lake Charles, La in May 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Math specializing in the computing sciences.
Our Rials are from Jayess and Holmesville, Miss.
Meg's Aunt Theo Rials Bryan's research has provided, with her book "Holmes – Rials Memories"
in 1982, most of the Rials, Schillings, Holmes, Kaigler and other ancestor information contained herein.
Our Andersons are from southwest Ark and northwest La.
John's Uncle Jack Anderson's ongoing research has provided most of the Anderson, Hoskins,
Allen, Wallace, Teague and other ancestor information contained herein.
Our Laudenslagers are from Weatherly and Selinsgrove, Penn.
Meg's Aunt Martha Laudenslager Davis's research has provided most of the
Laudenslager, Comfort, Cawley, Swaney, and other ancestor information contained herein.
Our Youngbloods are from Natchitoches Par, La.
John's Uncle James Dewey O'Brien's research has provided, with his book
"Our Colonial Ancestors" in 1988, most of the Youngblood, Shackelford, Olive, Massey,
Hickman, Knott and other ancestor information contained herein.
These Youngbloods meet for reunion the 2nd Saturday annually in Marthaville, LA.
Meg's dad's home was near Jayess in the southwestern part of Lawrence Co, Miss. on Hwy 44.
My mother's home was near Marthaville in the western part of the parish on Hwy 120.
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Our children's lineage
(Click the pioneer covered wagon to access our family genealogy
as generated by the UNCLEGED software.)
These linked WebPages were generated by the free UncleGED software version 10.
is a free GEDCOM-to-HTML conversion tool,
not to be confused with a character in a very funny 1960's sitcom,
that was Uncle Jed Clampett, kin to the Bodine family - no relation."
I love UncleGED! From Family Tree Maker, I exported four GEDCOM files to separate directories, modified the index
and a few other html files manually and was ready to publish to the web.
The generation is wonderful but not yet perfect. I'm in hopes the family children and personal facts
can someday be sorted, but UncleGED has provided a quick and easy way to publish family genealogy independent of today's
big ancestor and genealogy companies. So click the covered wagon for free access to my data!
I recommend joining a DNA project, but there are several companies with separate projects from which to choose.
Review several companies, correspond with each project leader, and ask lots of questions.
Select a project where the leader and others are active! Correspond at length before making your choice. First get to know the people in the project.
Select a project where the leader is using DNA to support research, both yours and the project's research. DNA
without research or DNA justifying incomplete research will cause confrontations. Granted, DNA will tell who is related to whom, but research will tell
you how they connect. Names on DNA groups are dependent upon sound research. Avoid a project where the leader is
not flexible and not considering the research and alternatives. His research is just that, his research. Be prepared to substantiate your research.
The minimal markers don't really provide much information. Start with 37 or 67 markers and be prepared to escalate with more testing.
As siblings will have the same markers, strive to find a project where siblings can join without providing their own markers.