Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year, New Decade

New beginnings mean new starts. So of course, I resolve to do better than before. My resolutions include:

* First of all, posting more.

* Solving at least one mystery of my family's ancestors.

* I intend to visit Featherstone Castle in Northumberland County, England. This castle may have some connection to my Warren/Featherston roots. It will be mostly a trip of curiosity. I do not expect to have some profound epiphany while there.

* I hope to go to Mississippi once again but this time I will venture into the county courts. The trip to the state archive was monumentally disappointing.

* I will make at least one pilgrimage to one of the genealogy libraries, probably Fort Wayne, although I would love to get back to the Tennessee state archives and the national archives in D.C.

I realize resolutions are often broken so I'm trying not to reach too far beyond my grasp.


Taneya said...

what is the possible connection with the castle? I'm curious to know. and, I too wish to get to Fort Wayne one day. Maybe 2010 is the year.

Jennifer said...

My grandfather's grandfather was supposedly Charles R. Featherston, a white man, of Dyer, TN. I have traced his line and believe it is connected to the original Featherstones of Northumberland, England. That is where the castle stands, parts of it since 1200. There is even a ghost story and a family feud attached. I am trying to go there after the spring semester is over. This is my mother's father, the Warren side not the Koonce side.

Lori H said...

How wonderful would it be to visit that castle? Good luck with your resolutions! I share some of them with you!

Mavis said...

Best of wishes with your Resolutions

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