Monique talks about breaking down the walls

Monique and I have something in common. Our ancestors hail from the same county, Jefferson County, Virginia, and as of June 20, 1863, West Virginia. Hers were enslaved and my were free, at least two of the known families. We wonder if they knew each other, asking if there were there any encounters? Monique and family went to Jefferson County this pass weekend and visited the plantation where her ancestors were enslaved by one of George Washington’s family members. She met some great local historians. Check out her blog and meet Jasper Thompson. Thanks Monique!

http://genealogybreakingdownthewalls.blogspot.com/2014/01/my-gggrandfather-jasper-thompson-civil.html

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About familytreegirl

Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. She is an instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker
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