|Meeting the newest family|
member at a reunion.
I do what I can do and let the REST GO! But I wanted to let you know we are still here. I will publish the rest of the Rabbit Martin story very soon.
In the meantime, I'm overjoyed that Ancestry.com has the birth and death records from Virginia on line. I've already replaced copies of records that were taken at a family reunion over 20 years ago. Here's a tip, if you bring your research to the family reunion, bring copies of your originals and leave the originals at HOME. It is too tempting to family members or they forget whose is what and make a mistake by taking them home. It's better to share than lament missing records. Hard lesson but I learned. With the records now on line I've already found SO MUCH about my family I didn't know. Such as my great, great grandfather Pierce Waddell died of an accidental shotgun wound. I don't remember anyone talking about that AT ALL!! EVER. No family members I've queried alive today knows or has heard the story either. I'm hoping to find maybe a news article on it later.