I was born in Washington, DC and grew up in the suburb of Falls Church, VA, which, in uniquely Virginia fashion, was actually Fairfax County. I was graduated from George C Marshall High School in 1975, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1979, and then spent 6 years in the United States Air Force.
I stumbled into genealogy by way of sorting through my mother's house full of stuff after she died in December 2012. My cousin and I found volumes of old photographs of our grandparents, great-grandparents, and even great GREAT-grandparents, all of which has been amazing, humbling, and fascinating. How odd to see our parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents in their youthful years. How grand to see them having fun, enjoying life, and their families. How interesting to see how they changed over the years as their children grew, had their own children, and on it goes . . .
As a history major, and a student of history, I also enjoy seeing how my family's lives interacted with the historical contexts of the days in which they lived, some of whom I've been able to trace to colonial times, many through Civil War times, and the majority through major events of the 20th century. One thing I can say about my family - we are a patriotic bunch. Every generation of both sides of my family has had more than one family member representing the family in service to this wonderful country of ours.
I invite you along the journey of discovering my family - I have certainly found it fascinating, and I enjoy those I meet along the way. I find it helps me feel connected to something, this greater picture of family, and it is even more interesting to meet strangers with similar interests and tangential connections - and sometimes, even family I never knew about! So, welcome to my journey through family, and let me know if I can help you with yours!
First-hand information. Entered by Robin Kabrich at registration.
My father, my uncle, and their first cousin were all in the Army during the war. There are quite a few more family members who also served, and I am trying to chronicle the Kabrich presence in this war.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Robin by comparing test results with other
carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Robin:
yup, you're a member of the Virginia Project - I awarded you the US History badge & thanked you for joining the Virginia Project. If you wanted to make it a bit more "official", you could add yourself to the member list on the project page and/or add to your profile. There's also a Google Group - I'm think you joined it (I'm not sure of your e-mail): https://groups.google.com/forum/#!members/wtvirginia
Back in 2014, you put a note on Mary (Lockwood-47) Fairchild's profile that you were going to add more. It's been a long time since then, so I've taken the liberty of removing that note. (And adding a source.)
Robin is 19 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 18 degrees from Joseph Broussard, 23 degrees from Helmut Jungschaffer and 20 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.