I have already made my wishes clear to my family in case I die before them, that I want a copy of my thirty years of research to be donated to Clayton Genealogical in Houston, Texas, and a copy also to the George Memorial Library in Richmond, Texas.
My ultimate goal all along has been to write a book about my families, but I had to revise that plan to write several books on each branch of my family. I have too much for one book, and not all of my family will care about the other branches of our family as I have been. I love all history, not just family history, and not just my families history.
I had a dream years ago about me dying and people just throwing things away, because they meant nothing to them.
Well, it means a hell of a lot to me. My son promised to handle according to my wishes. I have gathered and transcribed thousands of people’s data. The more I thought about it, I was so grateful that I had already transcribed all of the information from the records that I have in my possession.
Some of my many resources were:
- My maternal grandfather, Harry William Linderman, and great grandfather, Edward Francis Linderman’s family records and pictures.
- My maternal great aunt Gladys Serena Linderman Nelson provided me with information and pictures on the Linderman and Nelson families.
- The Palen Pedigree Chart that I received from my mother, Jean Marie Linderman Frederick Mancill, that she received in 1970 from Virginia Palen Long, her cousin, that were compiled by Vernon Walser Palen in 1965.
- My paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” Mazac Frederick’s Family Reunion notebook, that I transcribed all records from, The handwritten Mazac Family Reunion notebook that I received in 1995 from my Mazac Ancestors. I was the 1995-1998 President of the Mazac Reunion held in Circleville, Williamson County, Texas. The notebook has been damaged through a flood in 2001 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, from Tropical Storm Allison, but I salvaged it and still have it in 2016 as of this writing.
- My paternal aunt, Agnes Rainie Frederick Christ, provided me with many old photos of the Czech-Moravian families on our tree.
- My paternal Czech-Moravian cousin, Louis Joseph Havelka’s records, recieved from his wife, Bernice Cernosek Havelka through verbal conversations with in 1995 provided information on the Havelka family.
- The FamilySearch.org and Findagrave.com websites have helped me immensely.
- My mother-in-law, Annie Mae McCann Tudor, provided me with photos and information on the McCann and the Tudor families.
- My maternal second cousin, Roy Leonard Nelson, Jr. gave me information on the Nelson families.
There are many more sources but these are the ones that were on the top of my list. I will add more later as time allows.