You can call me Homegrown or you can call me Sam.  I have an adorable small child who happened to be the reason for my research when I started though, because genealogy has nothing to do with Legos or Indiana Jones or Sherlock Holmes, he’s not interested in that.  We affectionately call him the Bug.  You can email me at homegrownandthebug[at]gmail[dot]com.

For the last five years I’ve been researching Alexander, Lawrence, Powers, Newberry, Pemberton, Sanders, Kissinger, Kramer, and Fittje lines.  I’ve made huge strides and what was once a barren nearly dead tree is now a tree that possesses like, seven leaves and 40 roots.  Because I’m slightly odd, I prefer to work on individuals as opposed to the whole big picture.  If I call you about my gggggggg-grandpa, please don’t be an asshole.  I hate assholes.  I have a feeling my ancestors did too.

I live in historical Pulaski County, Missouri and I work at a local non-profit that supports a domestic violence shelter and food pantry.

If you’ve got a research request or information about my lines please don’t hesitate to contact me.  I’m friendly!  If you’d like any help I can offer with your line, free of charge, just let me know and I’ll see what I can do.  My goal is to eventually get a Master’s degree in Library Sciences and pursue genealogical research as a career.  I’m hoping that prospect won’t seem as odd as it does at 27 when I’m 64.


3 Responses to “About”

  1. Welcome to the genealogy blogosphere! You are in good company and your colleagues are ready to offer support, advice and encouragement!

    Also contact me if you are interested in educational opportunities pertaining to genealogy. Several of us Connected Genealogists are pursuing different venues including ProGen (free), Boston University online genealogy research certificate program, etc.


  2. 2 alex

    Hallo Sam,

    thank you for your help in the case “thomas lillard”


  3. Hi Alex…

    It was absolutely my pleasure! I hope the dog tags make their way back to the family. It’s a wonderful thing you’ve done :).

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