Enslaved persons of John Goff Amherst County Virginia 2 May 1763

Enslaved persons of John Goff Amherst County Virginia 2 May 1763

Today, I release the names of Bob, Hannah, James Judah, Jim and Amy who were enslaved by John Goff in Amherst County Virginia. I committed to publish and share the names of the enslaved persons (My Commitment for Black History Month) found in my family genealogy...
Still Searching for Alice Miller

Still Searching for Alice Miller

The form I have been waiting for nearly a year to receive came in the mail yesterday. It’s Alice Miller’s Alien registration form. That’s a long time to wait for a piece of paper. A really long time. Here’s what I was hoping to find on the...
My Commitment for Black History Month

My Commitment for Black History Month

I’ve written about what you can do when you find an ancestor who owned slaves. You can read my post here. My friend Cathy Meder- Dempsey committed last year to celebrate Black History Month by transcribing at least one record a month, from her ancestors, that...
When Your Genealogy Research Plan Changes

When Your Genealogy Research Plan Changes

Today, I planned on scanning pictures and other documents to upload to FamilySearch for my Kohler relatives, but I felt like I needed to do something else. I have been working on having a specific genealogy research plan/ goal since I read a blog post by Amy Johnson...
How to become a better genealogist

How to become a better genealogist

Becoming a better genealogist/ family historian takes time, patience and diligence. If you’re lucky, you have another relative’s genealogy work as a starting point for part of your research. If you’re super  lucky, like I have been, you have multiple...

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