My heritage:I am a third-generation Rochesterian- all four of my grandparents were born in Rochester, New York. Further back my ancestry is early colonial British settlers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, lots of German, Irish, Swiss and Sicilian. And Amsterdam. Amsterdam, New York. Despite my Dutch surname, I am not from Holland. My husband may have Dutch ancestry from way back, but so far it looks like it is all German and Danish. More about Amsterdam, New York- stay tuned!
My projects:In addition to doing research for clients, which is a great learning experience for me and adds to the variety of my research, I am also working on a couple of projects about my family.
Those letters I was given as a graduation gift?- I am annotating them (along with the rest of the set which my uncle inherited) and hope to publish as a genealogical and Civil War memoir.
The other project is a book about my great-great grandparents and their exploits. Truth is better than fiction.