Serendipitous Genealogy – Finding Oral History Where You Least Expect It

Don’t you just love it when you stumble across a bit of family history when you are not even looking for it?

Signing onto to do a quick look up, I noticed another researcher had downloaded a photograph of Caswell and Mary Adline Harward – my GGG grandparents from Moore County, NC now Lee […]

DAR – It’s Official!

Back in January I started the application process to join the DAR. I gathered the necessary paperwork on my Revolutionary War ancestor James Harward from Wake County, NC.

Look what came in the mail recently.….

My DAR New Member Information

James is in the DAR database under the spelling Harwood. As with many […]

This Has Nothing To Do With Genealogy…

….But it sure was fun!

We headed to Canada for vacation this summer. We enjoyed a nice visit with friends and seeing the sights of Niagara Falls – from both the Canadian and the American sides. Of course a trip up close and personal to the Canadian Falls on the Maid of the Mist was […]

Mom Takes Another Roadtrip……

…to Halifax, Virginia! (Cue the music…On the road again…)

Halifax County, VA Courthouse

The Halifax County, VA courthouse is perhaps my favorite place to research!

I checked in at the front desk where a very nice worker inquired if I had done research at the courthouse before. When I informed her that I had, […]

While the Children are Away…..

Danville, VA Post Office

…Mom takes a road trip (or two!).

I love getting away from my computer to research genealogy! While I love researching with my computer, it’s nice to get away and talk to real people.

Last week I headed up to Danville, VA. In the Danville public library the Virginia-North Carolina […]

From Unknown to Known

Thanks to an Elliott cousin one of the unknown photographs has been identified. (Thanks, Cynthia!)

Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” Scott


Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” Scott was the daughter of Robert Moore Scott and Susan Watkins Edwards of Clarksville, Virginia. She was born 12 Jan 1834 and died 05 Jan 1912. Mary Elizabeth married Campbell Barnett […]

She Left Him Hanging…

…and waiting for an answer.

Boss Talbott – 1914

This spring I set a goal for myself. I planned to finish transcribing Esther Richardson Talbott’s correspondence. It is a daunting task to be sure. There is a lot of it.

But wow! The things I have learned! The impressions of people I’ve formed. This […]

King Elliott

Excerpt from Elliott Family Bible

***I am re-posting this post with updates from further research.****

King Elliott of Mecklenburg County, VA was my GGGG grandfather. [ My grandfather Crafton Talbott>Esther Lee Richardson>Harriett Elliott>Elias Elliott>King Elliott]

King. Isn’t that a great name?

Little is known about the life of King Elliott including the identification […]

Review: Saving Memories Forever

Family history is so much more than just names and dates. Don’t get me wrong. I like researching the names and associated dates of my ancestors.

But I want more. I want the rest of the story. I am fortunate to have a rich oral family history and have the older generations to share those […]

This Might Slow Me Down Just A Bit

My genealogy research might be slowed just a bit in the next few weeks. A little ankle surgery, a few weeks to recover and I should be back on the trail of those ancestors. I’m already planning my next research trip – maybe two!

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