John Rolfe – Just One of My Family’s Immigrants . . .


The Early Modern Period Over the next twenty-eight days, we will be revisiting my 11th paternal great grandfather’s story once again.  It is a story that dates back to 1585--the 585th year of the 2nd millennium, the 85th year of the 16th century, and the 6th year of the 1580s decade.  Although much has been … Continue reading John Rolfe – Just One of My Family’s Immigrants . . .

Animated Map Shows Two Centuries of U.S. Immigration: 1820-2013


Emigration and immigrants have been a worldwide political hotbed issue in recent years, (especially in the United States during the 2016 Presidential Campaigns), because millions of people have migrated from their homes to other countries. Some migrants have moved voluntarily, seeking economic opportunities. Others have been forced from their homes by political or religious turmoil, … Continue reading Animated Map Shows Two Centuries of U.S. Immigration: 1820-2013

Immigration — A Hot Topic!


The Joy of Discovering New Information Some of you may know that I am a retired career employee from the U.S. Census Bureau.  I love my family and sharing the statistics and data that make up my heritage, family history, and the perpetual stories that keep coming from new discoveries.   Although retired now for nearly … Continue reading Immigration — A Hot Topic!

What’s All The Buzz About Immigration Reform?


According to my recent DNA tests, my ancestors starting in the early 1600's came primarily from the countries within the blue highlighted British Isles (85%) and 12% came from the countries that make up Eastern Europe.  So, how does my ancestors' immigration to America compare overtime to today's existing foreign-born population in America? If we … Continue reading What’s All The Buzz About Immigration Reform?