Monthly Archives: November 2014


Three of my grandmother’s grandparents were born on the Virginia-North Carolina border. One was born on the German-Czech border. This is what her DNA looks like.       Advertisements

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Thoma Cornelius

The surname Cornelius is an interesting one, because it is rather rare. There are a smattering of them in colonial militia lists, mostly in Surry County and Wilkes County, in the northwestern part of the state. You’ll find Roland and … Continue reading

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