ABCs of Family History: D

D… is for DNA. DNA testing has quickly become a trendy tool for genealogical research. But is it necessary? Some would argue that genetics testing is superfluous, especially if your family tree is well developed. However, there are several key reasons why DNA testing should be considered. #1—DNA is another genealogical record. Just like a census […]

The Hunley’s

Our tale begins in 1611 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England. This year saw the birth of Godfrey Hundley, my 11th great grandfather. According to the U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Godfrey sailed to America on the vessel “Primrose.” He arrived in Virginia on July 27, 1635; he was 24 years old. Henry Hundley is the next […]

Family Lines Converging

A major selling point of the Family Bible was its “Records” or “Register” section. This was an area generally located between the Old and New Testaments where families could record births, marriages, deaths, etc. The Family Bible has now miraculously transformed into websites, apps, and, yes, blogs. This blog documents the convergence of multiple family […]