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Using Social Media in Genealogy

It’s hard to believe, but a few years ago, there was no Facebook… no Twitter … none of the Social Media that is so widely used today. Folks like you and me use it to keep in touch… find friends … make contacts. And now, we are beginning to see it used in Genealogy. If […]

Packing for Jamestown

Four hundred years ago, the English settled Jamestown. Badly. Of the 3000 settlers who came, only 60 remained in Jamestown, the rest starved or massacred. Many of the casualties were “gentlemen,” men of proper upbringing but unable to sustain themselves and live off the land. They had come, not to work and farm, but to […]

Check Out the BFA

When you’re looking for history, another place to look is the Bolling Family Association (BFA). It’s made of folks named Bolling, Bowling, Bolen. And of course, a few Bouldins and Bouldens. This worthwhile organization conducted a big DNA study five or six years ago, to help us all determine which parts of the extended family […]