About

I have been doing genealogical research for over 25 years.  I was first bitten by the bug as a child while attending funerals of relatives in the mountains of West Virginia.  They held wakes in the home and carried the bodies across the road to the old family cemetery until well into my lifetime.  Standing surrounded by all those old stones etched with familiar names made me curious to know more about the people planted in that rocky ground and how I fit into that puzzle.  Curiosity grew into passion the older I became and I have sought to discover and preserve not only my own heritage but to share the joy of discovering family heritage with others.

I have spent more hours than I care to count researching my own family lineage and the lineage of some of the lines that connect to my own.

Some surnames you will find here

Memberships and Societies

Member of the International Society for Genetic Genealogy.

Member of the National Genealogical Society.

National Genealogical Society Member

Volunteer at Search Angels.

Genie at Walk My Past.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 529 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 10,570 hits

Archives

Book Suggestion

DNA Test I Suggest

Past Presence

A site for genealogists and history geeks

Family Fractals

Family history is limitless - the deeper you look, the more there is to see.

The Journey of Steve Jaron

Climbing the tree one branch at a time

LenaSalina Legacy Preservation

Preserving the Past, Living Legacies | archive your personal materials, family history, store photos, documents, artwork

Genealogia dos Lemes

Genealogia da Família Lemes

Blackthorn Genealogy

tales of ancestral adventure, genealogical pursuit, and greater belonging

The Milne/Smeed Connection

Family Stories Past and Present

Middle-aged, Free and Single

Come along and help me work out what the hell happens next.

originstoriesco.wordpress.com/

Genealogy is a tribute to all the little miracles that made you.

Ruth's Reflections

Contemplations from quakey quirky Christchurch

Our Casbon Journey

A blog dedicated to family history, stories, and important events pertaining to Casbon and closely related surnames.

Relative Storyboards

capturing my families' memories

David Kotz

Travel blog