Tag: Montgomery

Montgomerys in Amherst County, part 1

Today I am reviewing the documents I found at the Amherst County Historical Museum in Amherst, Virginia, in March 2017.  On a road trip between Texas and Williamsburg, I realized we would be passing through Amherst and remembered that was the name of a birthplace I had seen on my family tree at some point … Continue reading Montgomerys in Amherst County, part 1

The Clan Montgomery Society

I'm now a card-carrying member of the Clan Montgomery Society!  Here's how the Montgomery branch of my family tree looks (as corrected on August 6, 2017): My father was Kenneth Oliver Montgomery, born September 6, 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Dad died of small cell lung cancer in Hurst, Texas, on January 6, 1997, and we … Continue reading The Clan Montgomery Society

My Interest in Genealogy

Last night, Henry Louis Gates, the host of "Finding Your Roots" on PBS, spoke to the final dinner at the 2017 International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies conference.   His love for genealogy started with finding out his own roots, before slavery. He loves, as all genealogists do, to see people's eyes light up when … Continue reading My Interest in Genealogy