Jim Shirey's Genealogical Home Page

ge-ne-al-o-gist: n. 1. a person who spends more time searching for dead relatives than spending time with living relatives. 2. a person who can not remember his own wedding anniversary but knows his great-great-grandmother's birthdate. 3. a person who spends a lot of time talking with others about long-time deceased people. 4. a person with no other hobbies.

Some of my favorite genealogical links:

MI-GenWeb Project for Gratiot County, Michigan
Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society
Milwaukee PAF Users Group
Index to The French Letters 1870-1920
Civil War Journal of James B. Lockney, Wisconsin 28th Reg., Co. G.
1870 census of Michigan
Searchable 1880 US Census (FamilySearch.org)
1940 Census (free) (Ancestry.com)
GENDIS, an index with data for Michigan deaths between 1867-1897
Social Security Death Index (Ancestry.com)
Descendants of Gov. William Bradford of the Mayflower

Brother's Keeper genealogical software

    Gratiot County MIGenWeb

Some of my favorite non-genealogical links and personal stuff:

Grand Ledge High School class of 1973 home page
Grand Ledge High School Boys Cross Country
Grand Ledge High School Girls Cross Country

TownHall.com. Conservative News
Republican National Committee
FOX News. News without media's typical leftist slant
Drudge Report


Good, Conservative talk radio:
Charles Sykes 9:30am-1:00pm ET 620 AM WTMJ Milwaukee, Regional http://www.620wtmj.com/blogs/charliesykes
Glenn Beck 9am-12 ET National http://www.glennbeck.com/
Rush Limbaugh 12-3pm ET National http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/
Bill O'Reilly various National, FOX http://www.billoreilly.com

Some of my friends' and family's home pages:

DingoStick Adam

These are some of my family names I am researching...

My wife, Pam (Baker)'s family names...

Our Entire Family Tree in searchable html style

Help me identify these photos that I have

If you would like to drop me a line, or have any questions about the information above you can reach me at: jrshirey@wowway.com

last modified 1 January 2015