Oh no.....another genealogy blog?!?!
The page from the Phillips
Family Bible that started
I became interested in my family history when I was about 10 years old. My mother showed me two family Bibles that had belonged to her great-grandparents, and I was hooked. At various times in my adult life, I have attempted to do genealogical research, usually in the summer when I had a break from teaching school. With the explosion of digitzed records and websites such as Ancestry.com, I have recently been able to make amazing progress very quickly. Now that I am retired, I am determined to get as many of my discoveries as possible written down and into the hands of as many of my relatives as I can.
My first research centered on the Phillips, Robinson, and Angell families of Athens County, who are my mother's ancestors. Lately, I have been researching the Goldsberry family and all their ancestors, which include many early settlers in the states of Ohio, Virginia/West Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. I have found ancestors who arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts the year following the Mayflower and an ancestor who was friends with Benjamin Franklin. I have learned more about Ohio and U.S. history than any class I ever took in high school or college. It has made history come alive to me, and I hope to pass that excitement on to others.
In attempting to come up with a "catchy" name for this blog, I decided to focus on my maiden name, Goldsberry, but the blog will include stories about both sides of my family.
I hope you will join me on this journey of discovering my family roots!