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Welcome to my homepage...
am happy that you have stopped by....
the past three years genealogy has been a big part of my life.
It is on the verge of being an obsession.... (Can anyone relate?)
The pleasure that comes from someone telling you that you were
able to help them in some way with their information is such
a reward. A dollar amount cannot apply.
was born here in Breathitt County... a mile or so down the road.
When I was a small child, my parents moved to Miamisburg, Ohio.
Miamisburg will always be my 'hometown'. I went all twelve years
of school here, graduating in 1965.... (come on; it wasn't that
husband, Larry and I have three children; Karen, Bill and Joshua.
Karen and her husband have four children and live in Dayton;
Bill is single and living in Columbus. Joshua turned 18 last
Christmas Eve and will graduate next year.
our 34 years of marriage, we have lived in a lot of places. Savannah
and Phoenix are two places I hold dear in my heart.
years ago, after a lot of 'downsizing' at Wright Patterson AFB,
my husband and I decided to move here to Breathitt County. Larry
loves the country. I can't say I felt the same after years of
living in the 'big city'. During the first year, I think I would
have gone back to the 'Burg in a heartbeat. But now, with each
trip North, I find myself ready to come back home sooner; sometimes
before making it to my destination North. I guess you could say
I am finally adjusting. There are some things I will always miss,
though... like the 10 minute drive to Kroger or Wal-mart. Here
it is between a half hour and an hour drive....depending on which
direction you go.
thing that I am thankful for.... living here ..... are the resources
for genealogy research. I am living in a 'goldmine'. So many
Stamper ancestors were from right here in Breathitt and surrounding
counties. I live among so many memories from my childhood, too.
My grandparents lived here until I was almost in my teens.
after moving down here three years ago, I picked up a Kentucky
Explorer. We had been getting them for years; but, Larry was
the one that always read them from cover to cover. I could never
figure out what was so interesting in those magazines. Looking
through the magazine, I saw mention of a Stamper meeting in Knott
County. After contacting the number in the article, it was all
set. My mom and I would go the following week. I think we may
have missed two meetings at most since that first one.
a few months, we named our group ... The Stamper Family Association,
Inc. Our meetings are held the first Saturday of the month (unless
it is agreed beforehand to reschedule). We meet in Hindman (Knott
County) at the Holly Hills Mini Mall in the restaurant at noon.
If you are ever in the area and would like to join us, you are
more than welcome to be with us. We love meeting our Stamper
Stamper Hamilton is our President; Janallee Mullins is the Treasurer;
and I am the Secretary.
April, I had the opportunity of receiving the Stamper website.
I renamed it the Stamper Family Project. For months I was unable
to do anything with the site, such as redoing the graphics and
layouts of the page. Over the course of the past few months,
though, with help from the director of the Breathitt County Library,
Jeanette Shouse, I have learned how to do basic webdesign. Without
Jeanette's help, I would still be staring at the screen.
I close, I would like to say to anyone researching our Stamper
name.... come and check out the Breathitt County Public Library.
They have one of the BEST genealogy sections around. I am not
saying this because it is my 'home away from home'; but because
it does have a wealth of information on the shelves.
welcome any comments from visitors to the site. If you have ideas
for improving the site, share them. The Stamper Family Project
is for all Stampers and their families researching the Stamper
Booneville, Owsley County, Kentucky