I'm a 20-something-year-old who stumbled into the world of genealogy all because of a scandal.
I have had great luck ordering photo items from Shutterfly. A few days ago I created a print of a vacation photo to decorate my apartment and noticed they were offering a special on photobooks. I started a genealogy book a few months ago but never finished it. This sale renewed my motivation!
I should have it in about a week and I’m very excited to see how it turned out. I’ll share some of the pages one it arrives.
A few weeks ago I received a match notification from 23andMe about another user who appeared to be a 1st/2nd cousin. I was intrigued by this because I think I know who all of my 1st and 2nd cousins are, and I wasn’t aware of anyone else who was delving into the family history.
This evening I indirectly figured out who it was. I’m excited to see where this goes because it sounds like there may be some interesting genetic traits to compare!
Over the last few months I have been having trouble fitting genealogy, and as an extension – this blog, into my life. In the next two weeks I hope to be back on track
I have always loved Colonial Williamsburg and walking through such historic streets. It’s such a neat combination of old and new (and some new made to look old).
The Colonial Williamsburg website indicates that 88 of the buildings are original, including the Bruton Parish Church pictured above. The cemetery around the Bruton Parish Church was unique. Many of the stones are right up against the brick path around the church. I was especially intrigued by the bench built around one of the stones!
The Governor’s Palace (in the first photo) was home to the following Virginia governors: Alexander Spotswood, Hugh Drysdale, William Gooch, Robert Dinwiddie, Francis Fauquier, Norborne Berkeley (Baron de Botetourt), John Murray (fourth Earl of Dunmore), Patrick Henry, and Thomas Jefferson. The structure burned down in 1781 and excavation of the foundation and reconstruction took place in the late 1920s and early 1930s (citation).
I’m still exploring if I have any ancestors who lived in Williamsburg