Sandra Gill's Genealogy Website

Sandra GillI started working on my family's genealogy in the summer of 2008 as a surprise Christmas present for my parents. Wow, were they surprised with the 100-page story, over 500 citations and two 3" binders of original documentation. I have an undergraduate degree in History and graduate degree in Secondary Education-Social Studies and found genealogy dovetailed with my love of history. I jokingly define genealogy as the history of non-famous, working class people who reproduced.

The purpose of this site is to provide both genealogical-related resources (links) and posting of ongoing work of the Family Trees of Bach, Bailly, Crigler, Gill, Mébille and Weiner. Since I am located in the Denver-area of Colorado, USA, some of my links are specific to local libraries. This site is not meant to replace other genealogy sites that specialize with a compendium of links to national and worldwide resources (such as Cyndi's List). These links are mainly the resources I used to further my research. I have purchased The Next Generation of Genealogy Software [TNG] that will create a web site of all my family lines. The site is dependent upon a really good GEDCOM file to provide accurate data. I am working diligently to create a great GEDCOM for upload into the site. Hopefully, things will be up and running in the near future.

My father's paternal side (Gill) of the tree starts in the Rheinland-Pfalz area of Europe (occupied by France at the time) with emigration to the Pennsylvania area around 1831. My father's maternal side (Crigler) of the tree starts in Silesia (area between current Germany and Poland) and unwittingly emigrated to the Virginia Colony around 1717.

Both my mother's maternal (Bailly and Bach) side came from Alsace and Meurthe-et-Moselle in eastern France with influence from Haute-Marne. Her paternal (Charlier and Mébille) side is also from Alsace and Moselle. She emigrated with her family in 1947 after surviving the horrors of World War II. I have published a 141 page book entitled History of the Bach-Bailly-Charlier-Mébille Family which may be purchased here. I have also created an Interactive Map of the locations of my Mother's ancestors in Google Maps.

I wish to thank my good friend and Professional Genealogist, Carol Cooke Darrow, for introducing me to this wonderfully educational hobby. She has served as President of the Colorado Genealogical Society (CGS) and is still active in the society presenting many classes. If you are ever in need of a great genealogist, please contact her through her website, Her class schedule and presentation topics are available on her website as well as her book. Classes are being offered via Zoom.

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