Tracing Family History

My paternal ancestors came over from Germany in the mid-1800’s and my maternal ancestors came over from Scotland about the same time.

Those coming from Germany came through the port of Baltimore, MD but I don’t remember what port the Scottish ancestors came through.

That is as far back as I can trace my family history.

Here are some quotes about the past and ancestors.

If we tried to sink the past beneath our feet, be sure the future would not stand.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted. Each of us contains within this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise.

Edward Sellner

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. Michele is the amateur photographer behind the blog