One night I awoke from a deep sleep with the following message in my head “There is a candy bar on the bottom shelf behind the catsup!” Something long forgotten, no longer visible was still lodged inside my brain. Have you ever spent hours pouring over old genealogy records and…

Boarding a vessel

As genealogists, we quickly gather names, dates and places. But do we really understand the personal struggles of our ancestors during their presence upon the earth? For one, past generations were swamped with problems of immigration and the voyage to America. They all came for various reasons. Learning these reasons…

Algerine Pirates of North Carolina. The governor who succeeded John Culpeper in the Albemarle colony was a new lord proprietor, by the name of Seth Sothel, to whom the Earl of Clarendon had sold out his rights and interests. While on his way to America early in 1680, Sothel was…

A fictional series based upon Colonial times in Virginia

John Laurence

Bermuda Hundred 17th Century Virginia

With the plumeting of the fortunes of old English estates, many sons had reached the end of the hiearchary. Those persons, propelled, sold everything they owned anded establish themselves in the wild virgin lands of Virginia where the promise…

Cherry Trees in Virginia

When Capt. John Smith visited the Colony of Virginia, he noted that cherry trees and other fruits were in abundance. Also, that there were some very great trees in some parts of the country. Near the dwellings of the savages were Mulberry trees and some parts of the country were…

At Ocracoke Inlet is a place called “Teach’s Hole” and the its location is still charted on maps. At Ocracoke and Portsmouth, Blackbeard could sell his captured cargoes to the merchants much cheaper than they could buy elsewhere and without their having to pay a farthing of British tariff. It…

Jeannette Austin

For 50 plus years I trace genealogies professionally, collect old wills, estates, wills, marriages, host georgiapioneers.com which includes AL GA KY NC SC TN VA

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