The Worland Family in America and Beyond

I began my life in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, on an island filled with forests and wild rhododendrons. I was separated from my Worland family there at an early age. Recently, I was reunited with my family and learned of my heritage. And so, this journey to know my ancestors began. The Worlands, Gideons, Newtons, Conards... they were the colonists, the settlers, the pioneers. They fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War. This is their story, and the story of a nation. -Deci Worland MacKinnon

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Today in History: September 10

Explorer, writer, and cartographer John Smith assumed the presidency of the Jamestown settlement on September 10, 1608.

 A great resource for anyone interested in American History and genealogy is the American Memory project at the Library of Congress website. I spend hours there, the collection contains manuscripts, images, podcasts and recordings.

The snippet above is from their Today in History page. Today in History mines the American Memory historical collections to discover what happened in American history today…and every day.

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