Browsing All posts tagged under »Shenandoah«

Shaking things up on a broader scale… unraveling the myths of Native Americans in the Shenandoah Valley

October 30, 2011 by


It’s nearly everywhere you turn when reading about Native Americans in the Valley… inconsistency and/or one of a small number of standardized, mind-numbed, tracked approaches to the subject. … and… oh yes, by the way… …just how do we know that the word “Shenandoah” really means (loosely interpreted, or not) “Daughter of the Stars”? For […]

An amazing family discovery

February 5, 2011 by


Going to divert focus here for just a bit; the reason being a recent unique find pertaining to my ancestry. Before I spill the beans, I figure I better set the stage. About 17 years ago, I started learning about another branch of my family tree… the McKinney and Quigley family lines. After growing up […]

Why “Cenantua”?

October 6, 2010 by


I love this time of year. It’s a chilly day, the sky is overcast… … I have a fire in the wood stove… … and a relaxing cup of cappuccino in my manly-man Mickey Mouse coffee mug (what else??!!) is close at-hand. Feels like a good time to sit down and write… just wish I […]

“Southern Heritage”

September 5, 2008 by


Abstracted from a portion of my response to a comment…” Depending on how it is used, “Southern Heritage” does not necessarily mean “Confederate heritage.” To be Southerner does not mean that one had to be Confederate. For that matter, to have “Southern Heritage” does not mean that the ancestry alive at the time of the war, was “exclusively […]


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