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?
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
Biographical details of his “flight” and a handsome portrait of Walter Strickland (circa 1600 — 1671) of Westmoreland may be viewed here: History of Parliament And yes, I am still finding sources that give my paternal grandmother’s Strickland line going back to the Sizergh Castle Stricklands (who go back to the de Vauxs of Normandy).… Continue reading Walter Strickland’s “example of flight”