When Genealogy and Real Life Connect
I have met some wonderful people throughout my genealogy lifetime. “Met” either face to face, through letters, via telephone, or on the internet. Sometimes they become good friends. For some reason, we in common hook up — we who love animals or who have chronic pain or who garden. We are cousins by blood or marriage, and we are friends by choice. Continue reading
This is a heart-wrenching story. It is very, very sad.
It is a story of my son’s 5th great grandmother, Mary Annie (SAWYER) WALLEN, and her losses during the American Civil War. Continue reading
My son’s surname is my maiden name, his father’s is THORPE, and then that line goes back a few generations until I just lose it. So I thought a Y-DNA test was in order to join the Thorpe DNA Project so that would settle that, right? Continue reading