In Threes

This summer has provided me with a mix of genealogical highs and lows.  I’ve made enormous strides in some very important ways, starting with my trip out east for my grad school graduation.  After parading around Cambridge in my black robe and crimson hood, I headed up to New York for Ayanna’s Jack & Jill’s graduation.  In addition to the usual family fun, I also got to spend some time with my mother’s first cousin, Ann Marie, who has done a lot of family history research over the years.  It was great to connect with another family member who was as obsessed with learning about our family’s roots as I am.  Though my trip to New York was short, it became even more fruitful when Ann Marie took me to meet Tia Dilca, a cute old lady who had been good friends with Hilarion’s sisters. Continue reading