Many years ago, when I started doing Byers research, I had the great fortune of finding Yvonne Mashburn Schmidt. She had started doing research MANY years ago and though we have not actually been able to meet in person yet, over the years we have shared our info and our theories.
Recently, she started her own family history site called The Mashburn Collection focusing on the Mashburns (Redin’s daughter Matilda Jane married into the Mashburn family) and I encourage everyone to take a look at her site http://www.themashburncollection.com
Yesterday she let us know that she has been nominated as one of Family Tree Magazine’s top 40 blogs for 2011 and I have to say she certainly deserves it!! Take a minute to go over to the site and click on the vote button, it will take you to FTM’s site where you can put a check mark in the box next to her blog and vote!!