It started with a single piece of a paper.
At age 14, my grandfather showed me a yellowed note written by his father. It was a listing of my great-grandfather’s grandparents, their children and their grandchildren. On the top of the paper was a note that my great-great-great grandparents came from Laurel County, KY about 1878. My curiosity was piqued. I had to know more.
The curiosity has turned into a lifelong hobby. I have researched family history since, and the journey has taken me across the country meeting amazing long-lost cousins. Rallying descendants from various lines of my heritage, we’ve erected tombstones for several ancestors who never had them. I’ve written books about my family. I documented family lines of those forefathers who served in the American Revolution and later joined the Sons of the American Revolution.