South Central Florida

South Central Florida We decided to try out a private RV park near Lake Okeechobee after seeing the prices to stay on the Keys, and Miami did not excite us.  We found M RV Resort in Moore Haven.  The reviews were good and the price was right. Many of the reviews indicated that the biggest

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We Are Snowbirds!

We Are Snowbirds in Central Florida I can’t believe we are actually Snowbirds!  In November we traveled from Northern New York through the eastern US visiting many of my ancestral stomping grounds in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky.  We stopped over to visit good friends in Atlanta and arrived in Florida on

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Family History Tour – Tennessee and Kentucky

Our Last Family History Episode – Family History Tour – Tennessee and Kentucky In our previous episodes, we visited Jeff’s family’s ancestral homes in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  We were able to explore both his dad’s father’s ancestry as well as his mother’s dating back to the early 1700’s. This is the last episode of

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Central North Carolina

Family History in Central North Carolina Family History On The Road Central North Carolina has lots of roots for Jeff’s family.  His father’s mother and father have ancestors that were among the first settlers in Rowan and Guilford counties.   Salisbury North Carolina (Randleman)   Our Family History tour takes us to Salisbury – Central

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Washington North Carolina

Which Washington North Carolina? In doing our genealogy – family history research Jeff identified property that his 4th Great-Grandfather owned in Washington North Carolina.  And we are there! Only problem, reading the history of Washington in North Carolina we find out that the area of Washington in 1750 became a county in North Carolina that later became

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Genealogy On The Road

How we did our Genealogy On The Road Genealogy is a popular pastime for many.  There are several programs on TV like Who do you think you are? on the TLC cable channel that are fun to watch.  We are traveling down the eastern states on our way to Florida and Jeff has ancestors that emigrated

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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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