About Liz

I am an avid, amateur genealogist researching my families of Tapley, Drake, Ranney, and Schwalls, all of whom ended up in Georgia.

My maternal grandfather (Pop Pop) started keeping a Tapley family tree on a steno pad.  After he passed, I ended up with that pad and added a few names and dates over the years.  It wasn't until many years later that I picked that steno pad back up and really began researching with a vengeance.  Of course, I use a computer now, but I still have those steno pad pages... it's a link to my Pop Pop.

Over the years, I branched out and began to learn more about my paternal grandmother's Drake family from Adrian, Emanuel County, Georgia; my maternal grandmother's Ranney family originally from Middletown, Connecticut; and my maternal great-grandmother's Schwalls family originally from Germany. 

Now completely addicted to the hunt, I split my "hobby" time between genealogy and scrapbooking.  On a really good day, they overlap.

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My family tree (four generations) to great-grandparents: