We’ve been quiet on the email notifications, because we’ve been working hard on many big new stories we hope you find interesting. We previously posted the page in April 2021 about Alexander Newman and Hannah Halbert’s family. Explaining why we thought Hannah and Alexander were the parents of an Alexander junior and Muscoe Newman. We now have indisputable proof that they were indeed the parents from a court case which listed all nine children of Hannah and Alexander! See their updated page:
My best friend Anne Willson is not actually a Newman descendant. But she’s the kind of friend then when I get stuck, starts reading through the court order books and deed books with me, then helps me chart what we are reading. She has helped me research the Newmans for 3 years now. We discuss research, why we think stuff is interesting and brainstorm ways to explain things visually, almost daily. Anne now has a profile page. My family helps me immensely by looking at charts and visual explanations, then giving me feedback. Sometimes I tell them a story then show them a chart I created. I ask if they think it matches or communicates what I just told them. I usually go through at least 5 drafts and testing before you see the final results posted on the website. My husband Aaron and I are preparing to get pictures in Madison and Culpeper counties, in the areas the Newmans lived. See pictures of my helpers here:
We have really big news: We are about to present new and different information about the immigrant ancestors Thomas and John Newman. I’m in the final phases of friends and family reviewing my charts, write up and grammar. We plan to release this page by next Friday. You’ll get an email notification when the page is live.