Thursday, August 4, 2011

Oklahoma Road Trip, Part 8

Over five nights and six days, my family drove 1000+ miles through Texas and Oklahoma. It was hot. It was dry. It was brown. But it was also a chance to visit the places my ancestors once lived and walk where they once walked.

It was nice to take a break from the online genealogy world. Now I am back, but with a slightly different perspective. I will continue on the same path, but this trip reminded me of why I started this journey in the first place.

Thanks to everyone who read all eight installments of this road trip series. I hope you enjoyed it. Should you ever find yourself in the general area around north Texas or south central Oklahoma, be sure get some fried pie.


  1. We loved reading about your Oklahoma genealogy road trip!

    The Oklahoma Tourism Department has been busy for the past several months creating a new genealogy section for our website, to assist genealogists who are researching Oklahoma ancestors. We just launched it and thought you and your followers might be interested in it for future Oklahoma genealogy journeys. You can check it out at

    We're always interested to hear more about your Oklahoma genealogy trips and happy to help you plan if we can be of assistance.

  2. Thank you for stopping by! I was so excited when I saw the special genealogy section at Genealogists traveling to other states need all the help they can get. You guys are really filling that need in Oklahoma and I'm proud my ancestors came from there.