Categories: United States Air Force | Air Force Commendation Medal | Air Force Good Conduct Medal | Air Force Longevity Service Award | Air Force Basic Military Training Honor Graduate Ribbon | Air Force Training Ribbon | Hampton, Virginia | West Virginia Wesleyan College | George C Marshall High School | Fairfax County, Virginia | En | Fr-2.
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!
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On 20 Jun 2018 at 00:11 GMT Juliet (Adams) Wills wrote:
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On 12 May 2018 at 16:11 GMT Barbara (Clay) B wrote:
You're one of the closest matches I've found on WikiTree - we're both descended from Lemuel Blanchard!
Pleased to meet you, cousin!
On 10 May 2018 at 21:02 GMT Eddie Pike wrote:
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On 24 Apr 2018 at 13:55 GMT Thomas Randolph wrote:
On 24 Apr 2018 at 04:22 GMT Mel (Gilbert) Lambert wrote:
I hope to see you again in 6 months for the Source-A-Thon. Again Thank you so very much
On 23 Apr 2018 at 18:12 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
Thanks for what you've done & TIA for what you might be able to squeeze in before midnight!
On 23 Apr 2018 at 04:41 GMT Thomas Randolph wrote:
Thanks for finishing up the Ross Faris profile -- looks like I had forgotten to go back and update some of the links. Did you have any evidence to support the death date? The will was signed on 14 Dec, but there was no evidence that he died the same day (and FAG has him dying on 11 Dec before the will was signed!), and it wasn't proved until mid-January, so I had thought it better to leave it a bit open as simply Dec. Tom
On 22 Apr 2018 at 05:15 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
There's also a tutorial on the Help:Spring Clean-a-Thon page.