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On This Day: 24 April 1693

Today’s document has me completely baffled. On this day in 1693, Bowrey’s father-in-law Philip Gardiner paid his account to Captain William Thompson in full. The total paid was £11 and was made up of a number of items. 67 more words

Volunteers Celebrate "Great American Cleanup" in Susquehanna County

THOMPSON — Volunteers all over the country celebrated Earth Day by participating in the annual “Great American Cleanup,” going around to public places in their communities to beautify the area and clean up litter. 143 more words


Deep Virginia Roots

Tracing this family’s history in North America is like following a path from a well-lit meadow into an increasingly dense and dark forest. At the beginning, the path is wide and well-groomed, with occasional side trails paved in sturdy stone splitting off to Alsace, Hungary, and Ireland. 1,269 more words



Pretty cool experiment courtesy of King of Random: Grant Thompson.