This journey is going to lead me down the path of the Birch's and all those other names that have joined them. I know this will take me to England, Germany, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois and elsewhere. The men in this family will be working as coalminers, railroad brakemen and Laborers in Saw Mills.
The common name "birch" is derived from an old Germanic root, birka, with the Proto-Indo-European root *bherəg, "white, bright; to shine."
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Blog Beginning . . .
Now that I've begun blogging (something that I wasn't sure I'd enjoy) I find that it really helps me keep my family research a bit more organized and sort of a "holder" of information that is easy to get to. So this is my second blog and with this one I'll be focusing on another leg of the family (Birch) and the offshoots it presents. I'm sure this will be a fun journey.