Detangled Star Spangled Ancestral Research Project
$650 raised
130% of $500 goal
10 contributors
33 Weeks running
I am raising funds to assist with the continuation of genealogical and genetic research for costs related to subscriptions (Ancestry.com, census, marriage, birth, death, military, slave schedules, newspapers.) DNA research, and other involved costs.

Hello family,

As you should know, I am Quincy LeNear Gossfield - your cousin. :)

Me

I began researching our family over 10 years ago as I began to wonder exactly who I was and where I come from. There were a lot of unknowns and a lot of erased history. As I began to explore, the more mysteries and roadblocks I began to encounter. As my research remained steadfast, many of those roadblocks were removed and opened up the pathways to learning of the many individuals and stories of our forefathers' and ancestors that we had never known before.

Since then I have amassed an endless amount of information, records, photos, and more, and have become the de facto family historian. I administer multiple family member’s DNA accounts and family trees, and their participation has pushed this research beyond what I imagined was possible.

I have found missing families, lines of the family splintered and forgotten, helped reunite adoptees to their birth families, discovered notable and famous relatives, found royalty, and connected with newfound cousins far and wide of all ethnicities and national backgrounds.

I share all this information individually, across family sites, and on my Facebook Blog Detangled Star Spangled.

Detangled Star SpangledHowever, to continue I need financial assistance. None of the research, testing, records or subscriptions are free and I have assumed the cost for 10 years. However, the goal of my work is to be able to continue to share this with everyone, with every family, but I simply need help to continue. 

MY COSTS

1. Ancestry.com   $200 a year

2. GEDmatch.com - $10 a month ($120 a year)

3. Fold3 for military records (Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War) $80.00 a year.

4. Newspapers.com - for historic articles and newspapers which often contain information about the lives of our ancestors. $74.90 a year.

5. DNA Testing (AncestryDNA, 23&ME, FamilyTreeDNA, LivingDNA, Myheritage, etc.) costs anywhere from $69 - $99 per test.

6. RECORDS - birth, death, and marriage certificates can cost $20 - $30 per record from local cities.

My costs have run up to $300 - $500 a year to provide the information I have been fortunate to contribute to our families and for future generations.

I am asking for your help with a contribution towards continuing to mend the broken and missing branches of our families histories.  $5, $10. $20, $50 or more spread across us all can help me continue to bring you and the family this long-lost information.

Many family reunions are being planned as we speak and I’m excited to contribute all the NEW and exciting family finds to be shared in 2018. This is an ongoing effort and I hope you find what I do important enough to help carry the financial load.

Please give what you can.

Love you all.

Cousin, Quincy 

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