Ancestral Recall: The Extensive Military History of Service of My Ancestors From the French and Indian War to the Present Day

Going back 10 generations of ancestors, it took 8,190 of them to make me, and considering human beings have a seeming propensity for armed conflict, I was almost certain to find records my ancestors’ service in various battles and wars. Going back as far as I can, the first ancestor with a military record isContinue reading “Ancestral Recall: The Extensive Military History of Service of My Ancestors From the French and Indian War to the Present Day”

Ancestral Recall: Discovering My English Heritage and My Ancestors from Colonial Maryland and Virginia

As I wrote in a previous post, about 25% of my DNA comes from southern Germany and eastern France, while another 25% comes from England with a dash of Scotland apparently, though I can’t seem to find that ancestor. The other 50% comes from my European Jewish roots. In this post, I detail the ancestralContinue reading “Ancestral Recall: Discovering My English Heritage and My Ancestors from Colonial Maryland and Virginia”