genealogy · Jamestown Colony · US History · Virginia Genealogy

Why Study Your Family Genealogy?

Honor thy father and thy mother that thy days may be long upon the earth is the only commandment that includes a promise and a wonderful one at that. And so it is a religious and a filial duty to rescue, restore, and record memories of our ancestors from oblivion before the record of their very… Continue reading Why Study Your Family Genealogy?

genealogy · Hobson Family · Richmond Co Georgia · US History · Wade Family

Genealogy of Richmond Co Georgia

Some readers are aware that I’ve been away from blogging here since July due to emergency heart surgery and I’m glad to report that my recovery is going well. Yet this post is a mere shout-out to a site I found while searching for a man who signed an Oath of Allegiance to America by… Continue reading Genealogy of Richmond Co Georgia

family ties · genealogy · Moore family · Virginia Genealogy

Visit a Tobacco Farm Virginia 1771

In my rambles today on a search for my maternal grandmother’s Moore family I ran across the following video of a reenacted, modest Virginia tobacco farm as life had been prior to the Revolutionary War, circa 1771. The video seems to have no audio but you may appreciate the view which includes the necessity to… Continue reading Visit a Tobacco Farm Virginia 1771

family ties · genealogy · Moore family

Moore Search Leads to 1921 Fire

Locating information about my maternal grandmother, Mary Lee Moore (m. M. Cleveland Simmons), is proving just as difficult as expected especially given the abundance of Moore (More, etc) families in America (England, Ireland, and Scotland). But apparently their abundance isn’t what’s blocking the trail. Mary Lee Moore was born in 1884 in Carroll County, Georgia so naturally… Continue reading Moore Search Leads to 1921 Fire

family ties · genealogy · Hickman Family · Strickland

Earliest Hickman Ancestor Found!

This morning my earliest known Hickman ancestor was discovered by yours truly, a mere armchair researcher. Never before had I seen the lineage of Mary Hickman wife of Henry Peter Strickland so I was glad to follow her parentage back to England. Here is what researchers have found so far about this particular early Hickman (sometimes spelled ‘Hitchman’) line:… Continue reading Earliest Hickman Ancestor Found!

Archaeology · Claiborne Family · Colonial Maryland · genealogy

Anne Wolseley Calvert of Maryland

For those who may be searching for ancestors of the Baltimore family, you have probably discovered an excellent resource, one I only just discovered today. Having on my shelf a copy of Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers 1607–1635, I immediately checked to see which of the Calverts were listed. Two of the male line were there:… Continue reading Anne Wolseley Calvert of Maryland