lucinda's blog

My thoughts on many things, especially family history and the search for my roots.

Location: Missouri, United States

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Summer is almost over

Well, summer is almost over and I have accomplished very little of what I set out to do for myself. Maybe I was expecting too much out of myself. Who knows. Instead of all the chores I had lined out to do I spent a lot of time with my daughter. We traveled to Kansas and Oklahoma to visit relatives she had never met or those we hadn't seen in way too long. We also took a driving trip to Washington, D. C. and then on to Virginia Beach for a few days. I guess if you look at it that way I did something much more important than some dumb cleaning and straightening that can be done any time. I spent time with some very special people and a lot of time with one of my most favorite people. I guess that made my summer a great success. Too bad it is almost over. I have to go back to the real world in just a couple of weeks. I guess I still have time to get in some cleaning. HMMM. I wonder if I can plan another trip instead .
See ya,


Sunday, July 17, 2005

Civil War research at its best!!

I have been in Washington, D. C. for the last week playing stupid tourist, but while I was there I also had the opportunity to spend a day doing research at the National Archives. I read records made during the Revolutionary War, the Mexican War, War of 1812, and the Civil War. I was able to make a GREAT discovery about my ancestors that fought and died during the Civil War. I was able to find the records of three brothers that enlisted in the Confederate Army after their youngest brother was murdered while trying to enlist in the Confederate Army near Nevada, Missouri. I was able to find where my great great grandfather died during the Civil War, which until this point I was not sure of. Since the records are so scarce and incomplete I will never be exactly 100% certain I have the correct person, but the evidence is very strong that George W. Tucker died at Little Rock, Arkansas January 22, 1863. I will be detailing this information on my family website to a greater extent later at under the link The Blue and the Gray. I'm in Virginia Beach, VA now and need to get outside and get sunburned on the beach by the ocean, so see ya!!


Saturday, July 02, 2005

Cindy Blankenship's Family Site

Cindy Blankenship's Family Site. The URL is This is my web site! I have been working on it for about three years. I have done an awful lot of research on my family history in the last 20 years and have published it here in the hopes of making more family connections. I have researched one direct line of my family back to the Revolutionary War. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for visiting!

Cindy Blankenship