DNA is useful in genealogy. From adding previously unknown relatives to your family tree, to making new discoveries not mentioned in the written record, to breaking through family tree brick walls, DNA research is a great addition to a family historian’s toolkit. I described my genealogy breakthroughs in my book Discover Your Roots! How I found my North American and Revolutionary War Ancestors. Some of … Continue reading DNA Genealogy
Family history facts get lost. Some things like war experiences may not be spoken of. Hard times that people experience may never be shared. Divorce and early deaths sever family history pipelines. Family history may be gilded over, forgotten or swept under the rug. Time and time again genealogy and family history discoveries are made that have an emotional impact. I visited the Gettysburg Civil … Continue reading Rediscovering the Travis Family in the Civil War
Who were the parents of Lewis Travis? A genealogy conundrum appears in my Travis line in the late 1700’s. Lewis Travis my 3rd great-grandfather was born in Yorktown NY about 1796. His death record in 1881 Greenville Michigan states that his father’s name was Annanias and his mother’s name was Jemima. That should end the question of parentage. However, the conundrum appears in the written family history written … Continue reading A Memorial Day Remembrance -Who Were the Parents of Lewis Travis?