Into Virginia

Virginia Capitol in Richmond

After a few productive research trips in North Carolina, I finally had enough information to extend my search into Virginia. From a physical perspective, it is much closer to where I was raised but, from a chronological perspective, Virginia has always been much further from my documented family relationships. It was exciting to have specific people […]

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“Who are the Sammons?”: Tips For Research Travel

After discovering the 1786 marriage bond between William Bass and Ann Sammon, learning more about the Sammon family became one of my highest research priorities. Rather than waiting until I have resolution in this area, I decided to write a post about the research process. I am far from an expert but I have traveled hundreds of miles […]

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