Ancestral Recall: Yes, My 7th-Great-Grandfather, Colonel Joseph Belt, Has a Historical Marker in DC

When digging into the Odell/Doubleday line of my ancestry, I noticed a suggested ancestor whose name was Joseph Belt. Along with the suggestion came a picture, which is rare for someone who lived in the early 1700s. As I clicked on it, I found that it was a picture of a historical marker. The markerContinue reading “Ancestral Recall: Yes, My 7th-Great-Grandfather, Colonel Joseph Belt, Has a Historical Marker in DC”

Ancestral Recall: Learning That One (and Probably More) of My 4,096 10th-Great-Grandparents Owned Slaves

Having done my ancestral research on Ancestry.com’s family tree builder, I have come to see just how many people it took to lead to me. Every ancestor above me was the result of a procreation of two more ancestors above that one…and so on and so on… That means that every generation above has twiceContinue reading “Ancestral Recall: Learning That One (and Probably More) of My 4,096 10th-Great-Grandparents Owned Slaves”