Send an Email

I answer only coherent, well-written emails. I don’t bother with questions that you can answer for yourself by searching the site. I also make it a rule to ignore emails that are ungrammatical, unpunctuated, improperly capitalized, excessively needy, or hysterical. This goes double if you are obsessed with imaginary Native American ancestors. Under absolutely no circumstances will I talk to you on the phone, which shouldn’t need saying, but apparently does.

If you have access to, check the Rainwater family tree first.

A couple of FYIs before you hit the email button

For example, “I am trying to identify the parents of John Smith. John was born c 1851 in Maryland, and died c 1898. His wives were Mary and Emily. He had three children that I know of, Martha, Ann, and Jonathan.”