This is the Pedigree Chart for the Shumate Family, that starts with my Father, Earl Wayne Shumate, who was born in 1921 in Elkin, Surry County, North Carolina.
Key decisions in the development of a family history center on accurate identification of birth, marriage, and death records. Families who already know a lot about their history, and have documents and proof in hand, have a decided a head-start in the process. Families like mine, who really didn't know much, have to rely on facts obtained from online resources, related family trees, and courthouse visits. Through determination, insight, and time, you can create an incredible family history. It should be noted that sometimes you just can't answer that long-standing family question or find the key fact you are searching for. You may ultimately reach a dead-end, as shown in my family tree. Regardless, this is an amazing journey!
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