My name is Dana Swier Huff. I have been interested in my family’s genealogy since about 1990, when I finished high school. I work on tracing my lineage when I have time, but as a full-time high school English teacher and a mother of three, I don’t have much free time.
What this Site Is
I’m interested in history and how my family fits in, but you won’t find a list of famous ancestors or spurious genealogical lines traced back to the Middle Ages. This blog is the story of regular folks who happen to be my ancestors.
The line I have focused on is my grandfather’s line — the Cunningham/Bowling and Jennings/Stallings lines. I have learned a great deal about my father’s lines — the Swier/Gearhart lines, and I also research my husband Steve’s family, the Huff/Bolton lines and allied families.
What this Site Is Not
Many genealogy sites are forums for surname or regional researchers. This site is a personal blog. I cannot help you with your research. I am not a professional genealogist. If I do know the answer to your question, I will help, but please do not post questions or comments expecting free genealogical services. I am unable to provide such services. Try Ancestry.com or look into hiring a professional genealogist if you need help.
I really enjoy hearing from cousins, so if you see a connection, please do send me an e-mail. I would be happy to share any information.
Your e-mail address is collected when you comment on this site, but it is never sold to a third party. You will not have to worry that you will receive spam or other e-mails. I will only contact you to respond to questions or comments if you request. Your e-mail will not be shared with anyone else. Occasionally, I do receive requests to share e-mail addresses with other researchers when they see a connection. I will always ask you before I do so. Please do not enter information you would rather keep private in a comment. I have noticed quite a few people posting phone numbers in comments, which I don’t recommend. If you want to post your e-mail address in the comment to share with other researchers, feel free to do so.