Granddad Daniel Grant Varner

Granddad Daniel Grant Varner
Daniel Grant Varner (front, far right) and siblings with spouses

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Varner cousins of California and Nevada contacted

November was an exceptionally busy month for me.  A nephews wedding, Thanksgiving, grand kids birthdays, grandsons visit and so on.  Even though I'm now retired there still doesn't seem to be enough time to do everything on my To-Do list.

It was a very rewarding month for my family history research.  Thanks to Doug Wallace I now have much more information on my two uncles, William Earl (Billy) and James Gilbert (Buddy) Varner,  families in California and Nevada.  The tree is growing larger.  I have been in contact with my cousin Howard.  It is good to finally "meet" the family there.

Now that I know the names and places to look for gathering the source documentation is not such a challenge. For the most part I've been able to find what I'm looking for on Ancestry, find-a-grave, the SSDI and California death records.

I am planning a visit to Teays Chapel and Clinton Memory Gardens cemetery tomorrow (Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.  I have 8 photo requests on Find A Grave that I need to take care of.  Hopefully the weather will clear off so that I can get some decent pictures.