Deep Roots – Old Homestead & Cemetery (Part 5 in a series)

On July 2nd of this year I set out for Virginia for the funeral of my second cousin (blog post about her here).  Although it was a sad occasion, it did afford me the opportunity to visit my Virginia family and some ancestral sites again.  I get an amazing feeling of peace and belonging when I’m […]

Deep Roots – Stepping Back in Time (Part 4 in a Series)

With my husband and son, as well as camera, camcorder, cassette recorder, and laptop loaded in the van, off we went to meet, for the first time, my Dad’s Uncle James in Virginia in August, 1996. The drive would take fully a day and a half. I was both nervous and excited, having never done […]

Deep Roots (Part 2 in a Series)

Before I continue on with my family ancestry in Virginia (refer to Deep Roots), I want to share a little about my parents. My father was born in July, 1926, in Bradbury Heights, Maryland.  His parents divorced and Dad grew up knowing little of his father. By the time he was 18 years old, both his […]