Meet the Team
Sheri McNeil Savory, a Professional Genealogist and Author, was born in Detroit, Michigan. She has been a genealogist for over twenty-five years. She has published articles in the Gest – Guest Quarterly, genealogy blogs, works closely with FamilytreeDNA projects and is a professional speaker. The study of DNA and family bloodlines dominates her presentations as she inspires people through her tenacity and persistence while searching for clues to the past. She is the author of the “A Face to My Name” series.
In addition to working with companies like Genealogists.com, Sheri Savory has teamed up with http://www.researchdnawriters.com as a specialist in DNA analysis and http://www.researchdnawriters.com/order-dna-kits-and-analysis.html. Sheri is a single mom and grandmother.
Tina Sansone is from Tennessee. She is the genealogy editor for BellaOnline.com and is a board member for the Association of Professional Genealogist, and serves as President for their virtual Second Life – APG Chapter. She is the SE Editor for the International Society of Family History Writers & Editors and is the coordinator for their “Excellence in Writing” competition. She is a past board member for the Tennessee Genealogical Society and now assists with their social media. Tina is a member of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy and a GeneaBlogger. One of her proudest moments was working on “Who Do You Think You Are? – Vanessa Williams” show. Tina enjoys helping others break down their brick walls and is excited about teaming up with ResearchDNAwriters and LATalkRadio. She is a wife, mother and grandmother.
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Sheri and Tina are also available for consults on DNA and Genealogy related topics. We can do the consults via telephone, G+ Hangouts, Skype, or on the social media private message boards. If we come across a question we are not sure of, we will find a source that can answer it for you.
On the “Tell Tina” segment, Tina will take dedications for only $5.00. Visit our website and submit your dedication now to get on the next show!
JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!! A FACE TO MY NAME, COLLECTION
A Face to My Name Vol I Review
By Tina Sansone
Many of us would love to start our research by locating a book talking about our family and giving us great clues, such as DNA, as to our heritage. Well, if you belong to the Gist, Guest, Guess and McNeil families, you are in luck. After many years of research, Sheri McNeil Savory has released three volumes about these family lines! I recently had a chance to read her first release, “Volume I – A Face to My Name: DNA, Gist, Guest, Guess, McNeil Families and Ties to Royalty”.
In her preface she write, ”Come along with me as I share the details of my life as a genealogist on this fascinating journey, and explore with me throughout this work. It will be a wild ride for everyone who reads this book. I have dedicated my entire life to the study of Y-DNA with an emphasis on the bloodline and history of the Gist and McNeil families, and I totally support my findings with Y-DNA evidence. What is this DNA technology that I am referring to here? Let me explain it through my work.”
What got me personally interested in Sheri’s book was the name of Christopher Gist. I knew it sounded familiar, so I went to review my own family history. My grandmother’s youngest brother married a Gann, and her 2nd great grandfather was Christopher Gist born around the 1800’s. I became interested in extending her lines and these books will be the key in helping me break through this brick wall.
The table of contents reads as follows:
• Table of Contents
• Table of Figures
• Chapter One: Family Connections
• Chapter Two: Gist Y-DNA Study Group 1
• Chapter Three: Gist Y-DNA Study Group 2
• Chapter Four: McNeil and Gist FTDNA Communication
• Chapter Five: Royal Lines
• Chapter Six: Clan McNeil, Campbell and DNA
• Chapter Seven: Y-DNA and Research Worksheets
• About the Author
• England and Spanish Personal Worksheets
As I read through the book, I found the family lineages to be very helpful. Some of the families discussed are
• Richard Gist & Zipporah Murray
• Christopher Gist & Mary McNutt
• Aaron Gist & Nancy
• Major Thomas Gist
• Harold Wallon Gist
• Many other families & names
What makes this so fascinating is the use of DNA in the documentation. Sheri has an index to Volume I on her website.
Sheri McNeil Savory is a professional genealogists and author for over twenty-five years. Some of her articles have been published in the Gest-Guest Quarterly and genealogy blogs. She works closely with the FamilyTreeDNA projects and is a sought out speaker in this field. The study of DNA and family bloodlines dominate her presentations as she inspires others through her tenacity and persistence while searching for clues to the past. She is the owner of Stars Publishing. Through her website, you can find services she offers in Print (Books, Book covers, Packaging, Promotion, Marketing, Education, Book design, Advertising, Success), Film (Consultation, Concept, Development, Production, Budget, Funding, Promotion, Writing, Film making, Photography, Success) and Boot Camp (Writing, Editing, Publishing, Production, Graphic design, Travel, Research, Webinars, Speaking engagements).
You can purchase her books direct at Stars Publishing. So, if you are researching the Gist, Guest, Guess ( or other variations of this surname) or McNeil, this is a must have book in discovering your family heritage. Reviews of Sheri McNeil Savory’s other volumes of work will be published soon at Genealogy at BellaOnline.com:
• Vol. II – A Face to My Name: Identifying the American Gist, Guess, Guest families – A Study Companion to Vol I
• Vol. III – A Face to My Name: Allen Love, Colbert, Powell, McVay, Gist, Guest, Guess and Related Families of NC, SC, GA, TN, AL, MS, AR, OK and TX – Murder, Slavery, Chickasaw Leaders, Chickasaw Treaties and Removal,- Family of William Still “Father of the Underground Railroad”
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Guests
Lucie Hill is from Bury St Edmunds,UK. Lucie is the Owner and Founder of Buy British in L. A., ales/Logistics/Accounting at Posh Nosh Imports and Morning Radio Anchor at iHeartMedia Inc. She also hosts the weekly show “Eco Round-Up on “Green Talk” with Sharon Dale and Mike Brown http://www.latalkradio.com/Greentalk.php.
Julie Cope Whittaker, owner of the Genealogy Safari, will be a guest on the November 4 show. We will talk about Legacy Letters & Life Stories. Whether you are an avid genealogist or not, you will enjoy hearing about this exciting project she has in saving memories of our loved ones – ancestors and descendants.
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