I'm quite behind on updates, following nine days of business travel and over 24 hours with the power out here in Northern Virginia following Friday evening's devastating storms. While I was away, I received my AncestryDNA results, found both my Dad's parents in the 1940 US Census in Indianapolis, and received a set of articles from a researcher at the Phillips Memorial Library in Searsport, Maine about the sinking of the Brig Callao in a hurricane off Aux Cayes, Haiti in 1831.
I also received a postal mail letter from a cemetery caretaker in Smiths Grove, Kentucky, who has identified the headstones for my 2nd-great-grandparents and has some other information. I'll have upcoming posts as I digest the new information and see how this fits with earlier research.
I am glad I previously posted some writing reminders for July. These still hold up. The Supreme Court released its decision in the Arizona immigration case while I was in Prague. I had a long post in the works on borders and crossings, but this needs to be updated.
My DNA results deserve a separate post, but needless to say I was quite surprised. I've been reading the posts of others about their experience with AncestryDNA, and I am curious to see how the ethnic percentages may change over time.