As during the Spanish Flu Pandemic, the entrance into the new year brought little change. Our country has passed the halfway mark for deaths of the previous pandemic. The weariness continues, but there is hope. I'm fortunate to continue my work from last year. The challenges and history of western Virginia keep my mind busy and my heart full. Brick walls broken, parentage for a client's grandfather discovered, and the parentage of a great-grandfather, all through extensive research and DNA analysis. There is much to look forward to in this new year ahead.