Headstones and Graves

Recently I joined findagrave.com, a web site dedicated to cemeteries and the people who inhabit them. It started with a google search for David Thompson, an ancestor and soldier of teh revolution; my current brick wall. The search brought up a historical cemetery in Belknap, NH. FindAGrave lets you request photos of grave sites, and […]

Where was our family in the Civil war?

The most divisive conflict in our nations history (except perhaps for Bush vs Gore of 2000). Where was our family during that contentious time? Right in the middle of it – well, some of us. Many of the Thompson-Hayward-Snypes-Moore ancestors were ‘tweeners’, too young or too old to participate directly in the conflict. Still, with […]

Moore Family – successful treasure hunt

I hit the jackpot yesterday at the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, website, where I was able to find Birth Records for Susan Richardson, Becky’s grandmother and the wife of William Moore The marriage records of William H Moore and Susie Richardson I couldn’t find William’s birth records, but still, what a find! […]