As I was driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway last month (stopping every half mile so I didn't miss any overlooks or exhibits), I was pleased to notice that the National Park Service had incorporated genealogy into its interpretive materials! Entering the parkway in Virginia at Rockfish Gap, I discovered that the exhibits at the Humpback Rocks Visitor Center and Farm included materials about … Continue reading the story "Genealogy on the Blue Ridge Parkway"
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In my last post, I talked about the value of seeing the ground your ancestors walked and understanding its geography, specifically how seeing Pennsylvania's Blue Mountain helped me understand my ancestors' migration patterns. Most of my Pennsylvania German ancestors were among those who arrived in Philadelphia, moved up to the frontier along the Blue, and stayed there for several generations (although … Continue reading the story "Over the Blue"