Lifelong Texan, except for the 8 year stint in Uncle Sam's canoe club where I went all over the world. My profile picture shows me on the fantail of my ship, USS Robison (DDG-12), steaming ahead of the Battleship USS Missouri. We are returning from Korea (Team Spirit 1989). Before the Navy I was a cadet at Texas A&M, B-Co. Fightin' Texas Aggie Band class of 1984. On Ancestry I've been able to trace my family back to the English Civil war. After Ancestry.com I've attempted to find family burials and document them on find-a-grave. This includes Connolly, Hill, Allen, Ricketts, Campbell, Friske, Helton, and Job family lines.