These pages will be filled with stories and information about my family and the several surnames that I am researching. Some of this information is not directly connected to my family but shares a similar surname.
Please note that I'm sorry that time does not permit me to do look ups. But I will share all the information that I gather on this site.
Direct Line Ancestors:
I like to share what I find. Why waste a great wild goose chase? It might help someone else.
Ties to the family:
DNA Testing and Family Stories:
Recently, my brother, Mike Ray took a Y-DNA marker DNA test. A number of the Ray Research Cousins have also done DNA testing for genealogy and we are working to figure out the various family ties. Through this effort, one cousin found a long lost letter written by Thomas Franklin Ray 1853 - 1940 detailing a number of stories that he remembered. The letters were written in the 1930's and while there are a few errors, it provided great insight to his life and times. Even if you are not a RAY researcher, this is certainly worth the read.
DNAWith the availablity of DNA, there are a number of people that are resently found cousins. I have had several family members and friends tested on familytreedna and Ancestry. I have also posted results on gedmatch.com.
The following id's are the key ones associated with this family tree research on Gedmatch.com:
Parts of Saundra Martin's family tree:
Parts of Robert Ray's family tree:
Both Saundra and Robert:
Today's Family and Hobbies:
With all the information about the past listed here, I think it is time to show off some of the current events and photos of the family.
Please check my site map as I continue to add information.