Road tripping for Banwarths and Chapmans – August 27, 2017

Yesterday, my family and I loaded up in the car for one last ‘hooray’ before the school year officially begins.  This is the second mini road trip, in as many weeks.  Both were mapped out so we (I) could visit some of our ancestral communities while having some good old fashion family fun!  I just […]

Featured BIRDWELL of the week – July 17, 2017

When I think about the late 1800’s, knowing today’s technology was non-existent, I cannot help but marvel at the amount of work that each person, each family member did EVERYDAY, especially those people who did not live in the cities. These men and women were merely taking care of themselves and their families, just as […]

Featured BIRDWELL of the week – July 3, 2017

*photo from http://www.findagrave.com Tomorrow we will celebrate the 241st birthday of our great nation, because of this I chose a Birdwell who did his part during the American Revolution to help bring Independence from Great Britain.  Not to be confused with last week’s featured Birdwell, this Benjamin Birdwell, son of Old George and Mary (Looney) […]

A spring evening in March, 1865 was the year.  Tensions are still running high, as the country tries to come to terms with the end of the Civil War. Three men have a score to settle, but never did they imagine a confrontation with an ax wielding girl, who’ll stop at nothing to protect her father. – CrumKin

“A cold a dreary day, 1865 was the year.  Tensions are still running high, as the country tries to come to terms with the end of the Civil War. Three men have a score to settle, but never did they imagine a confrontation with an ax wielding girl, who’ll stop at nothing to protect her […]