|About Conner/Galas Homepage
When our grandson Zachary was about three, he stood very quietly looking at the ancestral pictures on our dining room wall and asked "Mammy, who I look like"? And so our picture wall of ‘old people’ became our “Who I Look Like” wall, and eventually became the name for this website.
My husband's ancestors came from Spain, France and the Basque Provinces via South America and Mexico! Those brave people were here to open up new territories for the Spanish Crown, others came for the same purpose as their counterparts on the East Coast - !!FREEDOM!! Freedom from tyranny and the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of their labors and to pass on their successes to their children and grandchildren.
By the time my Anglo ancestors arrived from Western Europe, England, Ireland and Scotland his ancestors were well established in the “New World”.
Nearly every family line on our "Anglo Side" as well as a few of our Hispanic Ancestors had one or more sons who fought for their new found freedom in the Revolutionary War. I have located some of them, but not all.
As I searched the history of our ancestors I sometimes ran into very interesting ‘stories’ that couldn’t be proved or disproved as valid. So, I took a bit of poetic license and fabricated plausible stories based on the ‘facts’ we did know. Those are interesting reading but are not to be taken ‘absolutely’!
Another, but very important, part of my search was to uncover as many old photographs and portraits as I could. Some I found had been treasured and lovingly cared for by family. Those needed only to be copied, framed and displayed. Some had been shoved into a closet and as out of sight and mind as the people in the pictures themselves. I discovered still others that had been damaged or neglected to the point they were in danger of extinction. Those were scanned into my trusty scanner, and ‘photo shopped’ until they too were presentable for display. Most of the pictures are on display on this web site for your enjoyment.
I wish I could name each and every one of the terrific ‘cousins’ I met along this journey backwards thru time. But to all of you who have shared the excitement of uncovering an "elusive" ancestor with me
!!!!!MY HEARTFELT THANKS!!!!!!
A SPECIAL THANK YOU goes to two cousins, MARIA DURAN MISENER and JEFFREY MEEKS. Jeffrey has been my friend, cousin and research ally with my Anglo ancestors for over 20 years. Maria and I met a few years ago, and have become very close as we work together on Gus' (and her) Hispanic lineage. Without the two of you, I would be lost!!!
Ann “Mammy” Conner Galas
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.
In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.