Alfred Washington Wimberley family
This blog is a sometimes tongue-in-cheek exploration of my maternal ancestry through my grandparents, Clinton Dewey Reed and Bernice Eppy Mariner. Although I’m an amateur genealogist with absolutely no formal training, I’ve done enough exploring to know that a lineage that seems too good to be true often is, that DNA is only as useful as the information that informs it, and that there’s a LOT of wishful thinking out there in the world of amateur genealogy. In my professional life, I’m a trained (albeit woefully underemployed) researcher in the humanities, and I’ve tried and continue to try to bring the same rigor to genealogy as I do to my own research.
I’m happy to field questions, (gentle) criticism, and new information. To get in touch, please use the contact form.