Six Unbelievable, But True, Facts About Colonial Life


The following post, which seems a departure from her normal subject matter, was written by Sandie Angulo Chen. It appeared in Ancestry.com's Family History Month on October 15, 2015, and honors colonial life. Sandie is known for her writing about movies, books, pop culture, and entertainment at EntertainmentWeekly.com starting in 1998. In 2007, she moved … Continue reading Six Unbelievable, But True, Facts About Colonial Life

Salty as the Sea–Sweet as Wine–Another Story from Jamestown


Back to Jamestown and Unearthing Yet Another Notable Ancestor Because of my ancient Bolling family lineage, I have long been following anything and everything published related to Pocahontas, her marriage to Thomas Rolfe, their cultural and genealogical histories in England and Virginia.  Among the vast resources available, I also have followed the archaeological endeavors of … Continue reading Salty as the Sea–Sweet as Wine–Another Story from Jamestown

People, Politics, and Pastimes of the Day


I'm not sure why I left this post in draft form for nearly a year now. But, my posting of the following article as sourced by Claudia Swain, one of the authors of WETA's local history blog; "Boundary Stones," struck a chord with me regarding this presidential election's "anything goes" characterizations, attitudes and posturing.On Election Day … Continue reading People, Politics, and Pastimes of the Day

Children Are the Greatest Gifts From God…Cherish Them!


We have three grown children, who with their spouses presented us with nine grandchildren; who, in turn, with their special loves have, to date, given us four great grandchildren at our very young age!  And, there is not much more cheering up that I can get as when I happen upon a note or remembrance from … Continue reading Children Are the Greatest Gifts From God…Cherish Them!

There’s Nothing Civil About War


General Robert E. Lee, the Man... Descended from several of Virginia's First Families, General Robert E. Lee was a well-regarded officer of the United States Army before the American Civil War. Born in 1807 to Revolutionary War hero Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee in Stratford Hall, Virginia, Robert Edward Lee seemed destined for military greatness. His decision … Continue reading There’s Nothing Civil About War