About Me

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Just to tell you a little about myself, my name is Vickie and I was born and raised in Kentucky. The majority of my ancestors have been in Kentucky since the 1790’s. I have always loved history, a good mystery and puzzles and that is what Family History Research is all about. As a child we would take day trips on Saturdays and head down some dirt road looking for old cemeteries. A lot of the time we weren't looking for anyone in particular, we just like to read the epitaphs. We would have a picnic lunch packed and have lunch at whatever cemetery we were at. If the weather was bad my Dad and I would go to a courthouse and dig through old records in musty old basements looking for our ancestors. So as you can see I have had an interest in Family History for quite some time.

My husband Roy's Online Family Trees

The following are sites for my husband Roy.  His ancestors were Mormon Pioneers who crossed the plains to Utah in handcarts and wagons from 1848 to 1870 from Denmark, Sweden, England, the Isle of Man and the Isle of Jersey.  If you have different information such as names, dates or places, please let me know.  I am trying to document everything as much as possible.  A lot of the information has been given to us over the years from many different sources.  Some of it is documented, but not all.

Rootsweb is still partially down and so the following trees will not be available off and on.  I finally found a site to hold my trees.  I don't have all of them on there yet, but I am getting there.  Here is the link for my new site.  You will need to register to access the different trees.

I Dig My Roots and Branches

The following are sites for my husbands cousin and his wife.


The above pictures are Roy's great-grandparents, Hans Adolph Thomsen 1835-1904 & his wife Karen Karoline Sorensen 1833-1892.  They were both born in Denmark and came to Utah in 1863.  By 1881 they had been called to go to St. Johns, Arizona and then in 1885 they were called to go to the Mexican Colonies in Colonia Juarez.  In 1892 on a Sunday morning in September, Hans had left to go help with the harvest at a number of ranches in the area.  Shortly after he had left a band of renegade Apache Indians raided the ranch and murdered Karen and her 18 year old son Hyrum.  Her 14 year old son Peter, Roy's grandfather, was shot and severely wounded, her 7 year old granddaughter, Annie Strate, who Karen had hid under her skirt was not injured.  They were the only ones at the ranch that fateful morning.


  1. You have really done a lot of work here, I can only imagine the years, months, weeks, days, hours and minutes spent searching and documenting each individual and family. A great web site. THANK YOU, enjoyed each minute reading and looking at pictures. JMiller76801

    1. Yo are sure welcome. Are you related to some of my husbands ancestors here?