Shenandoah Junction

 Family History stop #3 – Shenandoah Junction Our trip following Jeff’s ancestors has taken us from Lancaster Pennsylvania to Shenandoah Junction in the northern Shenandoah Valley, West Virginia. Map of Shenandoah Junction Fits and Starts Jeff’s 5th Great Grandfather Melchor Engle purchased two tracts of land from Lord Fairfax, along Elk Branch.  We initially thought

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry West Virginia We are surprised how close Harpers Ferry and even Washington DC is to where Melchor Engle took his family when he moved from Lancaster Pennsylvania to the Shenandoah Valley. Map Of Shenandoah Junction & Harpers Ferry relationship Almost the entire town of Harpers Ferry is part of the Harpers Ferry National

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Skyline Caverns

 Skyline Caverns near Front Royal VA While in Front Royal, Virginia one drizzly day we took time off from our Family History travels to see some Virginia Caverns.   We picked Skyline Caverns because it was close to our campsite in Front Royal so the dogs didn’t need to be alone in the RV that long,

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Opequon Virginia

Shenandoah Valley – Opequon Virginia Family History Story #2 – Glass ancestors in Opequon Map of Opequon and Winchester Virginia We travel 200 miles from Lancaster Pennsylvania to Opequon in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.  Here, we switch gears in our Family History journey to Jeff’s father’s mother’s side.  Going back several generations and following some ‘branches’

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