Who We Are

We are an Air Force family; we have been stationed in 5 states, and the Pacific island of Guam.

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.  Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” Mark Twain

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land. ” G.K. Chesterton



When evening comes, I return home and enter my study; on the threshold I take off my workday clothes, covered with mud and dirt, and put on the garments of court and palace. Fitted out appropriately, I step inside the venerable courts of the ancients, where, solicitously received by them, I nourish myself on that food that alone is mine and for which I was born; where I am unashamed to converse with them and to question them about the motives for their actions, and they, out of their human kindness, answer me. And for four hours at a time I feel no boredom, I forget all my troubles, I do not dread poverty, and I am not terrified by death. I absorb myself into them completely.

Niccolò Machiavelli December 10, 1513


My family history research began in late 2003, and my genealogy software of choice is Legacy Family Tree 7.5 Deluxe. I am a self-taught, family researcher with a Bachelors of Arts degree in History (with an American and European focus). My research concentrates on Germanic, Appalachian and colonial histories.

    In 2007 I joined the Daughters of the American Revolution lineage society; I had no previous relatives as members of the DAR and joined by proving a new patriot line.

NSDAR Volunteer work includes:
  • Samuel Doak Chapter Web Site Webmaster
  • Volunteer Information Specialist (VIS) Chapter Chairman
  • Web Site Review & Form Proofreader
  • Genealogy Preservation Volunteer
    • Descendants Project
    • Supporting Documentation Project
  • 2009, 2010, 2011 Congress Online Committee

Forever moving, evolving, changing; yet deeply-rooted.
Busy connecting, reflecting, studying, living.