R-S11556 (Y-DNA)

Originally posted on Druidikal Roots:
It is suspected that the dispersion of S11556 is tied to Viking (likely Danish Viking) DNA. This theory continues to gain momentum as more samples test positive for Z251 and because of the locations where s11556 is found and the history of the associated surnames tied to s11556. From the…


The first Scandinavian settlers in North West England

Originally posted on The Wild Peak:
It is a well-known fact that Cumbria was heavily settled by the Norsemen in the tenth century, perhaps less known is that this settlement also included Lancashire and the Wirral peninsula in Cheshire. There are almost no written sources for this Scandinavian settlement, although we can reconstruct its outlines…

Art · Colonial Virginia · genealogy · Georgia Genealogy · Native American

Sharing Natural Bridge, Virginia

This evening as I lazily searched the internet for clues concerning my Hayes (Hays, etc) ancestor (Louvicy Hayes m. David Barnett of Christiansburg, Virginia) I came upon such a beautiful historical landmark that I had to share its image with any hapless reader who wanders into this genealogy blog of an armchair researcher. Discovered as… Continue reading Sharing Natural Bridge, Virginia

Childress-Barnett-Strickland-Coile · genealogy · Jamestown Colony · US History

A New Discovery for Childress-Childers!

Now today’s discovery doesn’t actually relate directly to me (that I know of!) and of course I’m merely continuing my habit of armchair genealogy research but this morning I searched for an ancestor through my paternal great-grandmother Martha Ida (“Mattie”) Childress (m. William Benjamin Coile) and followed her line back to William Hugh Childress of Jamestown… Continue reading A New Discovery for Childress-Childers!

American Revolution · genealogy · Power Family

Francis Power at the Battle of Bunker Hill

Happy Easter morning Everyone! If you celebrate then you know that He Is Risen! Yet this quick post is intended to record what I discovered this morning on the familysearch dot org site concerning my ancestor Francis Power, Revolutionary soldier–and the fact that he fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775). Here’s… Continue reading Francis Power at the Battle of Bunker Hill

American Revolution · Claiborne Family · genealogy · Georgia Genealogy · Webb Family

A Revolutionary Ancestor and the Battle of Kettle Creek

Today I received a copy of The Supplement to Wilkes County Papers (1773-1889) by Robert Scott Davis (2000) as part of my search for more information on one of my Revolutionary ancestors John D. Webb (1705-1781) of Virginia and Wilkes County, Georgia. So far in the book I’ve located his son’s name on a list of the 140… Continue reading A Revolutionary Ancestor and the Battle of Kettle Creek