Linda Boorom's research


My name is Linda Boorom & I've been interested in genealogy for close to 30 years now. Several years ago I started a set of webpages devoted to research on my husband's Boorom ancestors and I've decided it's time to begin including some of the other research I have been involved in over the years. It may take awhile to add information, so please check back often.

I do have 2 separate World Connect files uploaded to Rootsweb, one with research of my husbands families & one of my own ancestry.

Please feel free to contact me if you see any familiar names, have any corrections to the information I have or have anything which you would like me to add. 

Additionally, I would like to note that I have seen some aspects of my website, documents etc. on others pages, be it family trees at and even Find A Grave. I would not have put it here, if I didn't want to share it. If you find something here and share it with others elsewhere, could you at least indicate that you found it here so that others may find me & my information and perhaps continue sharing that information that I have not as posted online? If you want to get technical, it's called documenting your sources. Where did you get it from, so that others can find it too.

Some of the Families I am researching
Bill's Family
Linda's Family
Paternal Maternal Paternal Maternal
Boorom (var.  spellings) Dunlap
Wischer Carrico

Duenhoft/Dunhoft Thompson, Raley
Brewster & Stiles Emry


Shanks, Wethington
Everhart?, Harris?

Wilkens, Bitter
Willett, Hobbs Mills
Lane, Clawson



The Story Tellers...
Della M. Cummings Wright
Re-written by her Grand Daughter, Della JoAnn McGinnis Johnson
The Story Tellers:  We are the chosen ones.

My feelings are that in each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors, to put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the  family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe.  All tribes have one. We have been called as it were by our genes.

Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story!  So, we do.  In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.  How many graves have I stood before and cried?  I have lost count.  How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family?  You would be proud of us!  How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for  me?  I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts.  It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do.  It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference, and saying I can't let this happen.  The bones here are bones of my bones and flesh of my flesh.  It goes to doing something about it.

It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish.  How they contributed to what we are today.  It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.  It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.  That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them.  So we do.  With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us.

So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.  It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.

That, is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

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