I was born and reared in California, the first generation of my immediate family. My mother was born in Virginia, the 6th great-granddaughter of Robert Middleton 1651-1708, and my ancestry is almost half British. My father was born in Colorado. Both of my parents moved to California as young children in the 1920s, met at church, married in their late teens and were married for 73 years.
My interest in genealogy was inspired by my great-aunt, a Virginia genealogist and historian, who researched her own families when she was researching for her clients, and who wrote several books of interest about Virginia. I have one of her books in my possession, PETER JONES AND RICHARD JONES GENEALOGIES by Augusta B. Middleton Fothergill, and am happy to do lookup for members, as time permits.
As is usual I have a few brick walls that I'm continuing to research, but the one that has haunted me for years is Vincenc Holeček, b. 1854 in Caslav, Bohemia, immigrated with his family to Omaha, Nebraska in 1875, married there, later moved to Cripple Creek, Colorado, and died sometime between 1896 and 1899, presumably in California, according to my father's recollection.
I currently live in Lake County, with my two children and some of my grandchildren nearby.
My earliest ancestor to immigrate to the Virginia Colony from England was a boy of 10 years, Abraham Wood, who arrived in May of 1620,
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