For the last seven years my focus has been Colonial Genealogy and the first English settlement on the shores of James River which the English named Virginia. Controlled by an English developmental company the Virginia Company of London, four shires were established. They were James City, Charles City, Henrico and Kikotan (Elizabeth City). For the first fifteen years the Virginia settlement experienced […]
About Kinfolk Detective
K I Knight
As a professional Genealogist and researcher the author believes, "If you CAN prove it, it's Genealogy, if you CAN'T, it's Mythology!" A statement that is frequently made among those who search the records of history looking for that all important clue. But, when a story appeared through the ashes of history that she couldn't shake she made the choice to write a Novel, the story, was too important.
Holding true to her background as a genealogist she based all the characters, scenes and locations on the historically documented evidence she discovered on her seven year journey.
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GOOGLE.com With the Internet making such great strides, many Genealogists put their work on-line. When you hit a brick wall, (not “if”, because you definitely will) sometimes a simple Google search can provide you with enough suggestion. The reason I say suggestion, is you must verify all the information that you add to your family tree. Don’t […]
A statement that is frequently made among those who search the records of history looking for that all important clue is “If you can prove it, it’s Genealogy, if you can’t, it’s Mythology”. When you begin your Genealogy be sure to document everything. Therefore, a good filing system will be necessary. There are many ways you can […]
In the warmth of the morning sun I ride Peanut, my Shetland pony, down the winding dirt trail through the grove past my great-grandmothers house while dodging the occasional orange tree limb. We trot across the open meadow where the garden was planted in the spring and around the corner where the briars are thick […]
How many teenagers today actually sit down and talk with their grandparents, if they’re lucky their great-grandparents, listening to stories of another time? Stories that will soon be forgotten if they haven’t been already. What can we do to resurrect them? Through genealogy you can bring many of them back to life, returning them to paper […]
Do you really know who you are? Everyone comes from somewhere and everyone has a story. Do you know the stories of your grandparents and great-grandparents? Where did they live? How many children did they have? What trials and tribulations did they face? These are all questions that may not have been answered during your younger years. Genealogy […]