The crazy year of 2020 continues. As we watch the number of infections continue to increase and a slow close of the election, the county and world are weary. I'm sheltering at home and working on my portfolio. Genealogist have been fortunate to have our teaching institutes offer classes virtually during this difficult time in our world. I took the Advanced DNA course in July through GRIP, it was great!
My research the past 9 months has been centered on many southwestern counties in Virginia. Roanoke, Franklin, Bedford, Botetourt, Henry, Montgomery, Pulaski, Giles, and Smyth. The history of these counties and the people will forever be a part of my heart and soul. Some of the surnames I'm working on are Merriman, Paris, Wertz, Garst, Parrish, Harkrider, Mills, Burton, Trent, Hazelwood, Patsel, Neighbors and so many more. If any of these names strike a note with you and you'd like to reach out, please email me! There have been many surprises, broken brick walls, and mysteries, but isn't that the best part of genealogy‽ I look forward to taking some time to explore the countryside of these wonderful counties once it's safe to travel!
Stay safe and keep digging!