Yarbrough - Renee's Family Genealogy


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This page was last updated on Friday, December 17, 2010


Hi, I am Renee Pierce Smelley.  Welcome to my home on the web.  I have been working on our family tree since January 1999.  I was very fortunate to have had family members that had worked on different branches of my family tree to get me started.  My genealogy file is my interpretation only and may not reflect the same data as other files.  I am open to comments, suggestions and corrections about my family tree.   

I believe in "Protecting the Living" and all people in my file born after 1915 without a death date are considered to be living, so they are listed as "Living SURNAME."  You will not find any information about that person. 

I am willing to share and exchange, but I do not share my "Living Relatives" information.  When you receive a genealogy report from me the endnotes with the sources listed are in tack, so you can note all my sources for each data entry.  Many sources are from exchanging information with others, so do your own research to prove or disprove the information, as I am sure that I have errors in my file.    

Thank you for the visit and if you have any questions use the options below to contact with me.  While you are visiting please sign my guest book.

Renee Pierce Smelley, 2735 Smelley Rd., Longview, Texas 75605 

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Renee's Family Genealogy - Here you will find links to "Our Family Tree" at RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, Family Stories, Cemetery Transcriptions, & Information collected from Libraries, Books, Churches, Newspapers & Source Documentation.

John Swanson Yarbrough Archives - Information about John Swanson Yarbrough and his descendants.  This data is being entered as I have time and includes many source documents for John Swanson Yarbrough and his family.  Descendants are encouraged to send any source documents they have on their branch of the family as well as any stories that they have written.

Co. K 2nd Texas Cavalry/2nd Texas Mounted Rifles - This is a project to help preserve the history of the unit and the men that served.  All information submitted is being sent to the Library at Hill College in Hillsboro, TX.   Site includes History of the 2nd Texas Cavalry, History of Co. K, a Co. K Unit Roster and information about the men that served.

McMullen County, Texas at Trails to the Past  - I am the County Coordinator for the McMullen County, Texas page at Trails to the Past.

I am a 1999 Graduate of the Basic HTML Workshop , the stuff web pages are made of.  

Renee's Homestead & Family Genealogy was originally started at Homestead.com on 

April 26, 1999.

We moved to RootsWeb's Freepages on June 13, 2001