I am a retired history professor with over 50 years experience researching my ancestors and other aspects of local Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, history and still have a lot to learn. My interest in discovering more about my ancestors and focus on local history comes from my conviction that real history is made by everyone and is the story of all of us living and working together, not just the actions of the powerful and famous. I am interested in making sure that information posted on the internet is reliable and verifiable and am looking for others with whom I can share information. With that in mind, NOTE that many of the family trees on Ancestry.com are filled with errors and undocumented connections, and should not be used on Wiktree unless there is documentation that can be verified. Find-A-Grave now has "memorials" for people whose burial site is unknown and much of the information on these "virtual cemeteries" is questionable, to say the least, and should not be considered reliable unless it is well documented.
Career: Instructor, Bridgewater College, Department of History, 1965-67. Bridgewater College, Assistant Professor, Department of History, 1969-2003. Retired: 2003. Have taught life long learning classes with the James Madison University program on the "Germans of the Shenandoah Valley."2014, 2016, 2018.
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On 6 Jul 2018 at 13:45 GMT David Wakeman Jr. wrote:
On 7 Mar 2018 at 14:12 GMT Roger Jacobs wrote:
Brumbach-5 and Brumbach-71 may be the same person or someone maybe making an assumption. I have not found a source for the connection as of yet but thank you for bringing it to my attention.
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On 12 Apr 2017 at 19:17 GMT US Presidents Project WikiTree wrote:
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