My name is Elizabeth Wilson Ballard, and I have been a genealogist for over 37 years. Thank you for reading and welcome to Diggin’ Up Graves! I started this blog so that I would have a place to write for Amy Johnson Crow’s 2014 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. I also love cats and rats.
My mitochondrial DNA haplogroup is U5a1i1a1, and my full brother’s Y-DNA at 111 markers is R-DF99. I have a small and intentionally undocumented tree on Ancestry for the purpose of sharing and DNA matching on Ancestry. The link for that tree is here. I also have several other private trees on Ancestry. Those are well-documented.
I am super strict about copyright. If you have any questions about whether or not you can use my material from anywhere and how you can use it, contact me. If you do not contact me, then assume you cannot use it. I’m super friendly. However, my friendliness can vanish if I find my images, screenshots or PDFs from my blog or trees, imported information from my trees into another tree, and other breaches of copyright. I give cease and desist notifications and have no qualms about reporting someone who has done this. We are all human and make mistakes, and I have myself made this one with others’ information by saving photos from Find A Grave and adding them to my tree, sharing information or photos then asking later, for two examples. I have since learned much about copyright and plagiarism. Contrary to how this may read, I do believe in sharing genealogical information and am willing to do it when asked. So many people have helped me, and collaboration is a wonderful experience!
You can contact me directly through the Contact E page.
Thank you for reading,