1983 Graduated from Ferndale High School, Washington. See virtual cemetery memorializing classmates.
1989 began my teaching career, primarily in the Aloha state. See virtual cemetery memorializing some of my former students.
Much of our family (mo'oku'auhau) work was entered collaboratively over the 5 years of my mother Pat McLachlan's contributor account (#47878654), transferred now to my management, because of Mum's passing (#181269771). Though many of our living relatives reside in Canada, we enjoyed my sabbatical year in Scotland and reconnecting more deeply with our family roots there, in Ireland and England also. Fortis et Fidus is our MacLachlan Clan motto, ikaika ʻoiaʻiʻo. For reasons such as the likelihood of disappearing or lost maiden names, I've chosen my public FindAGrave name to honour my maternal lines Satterlee and MacLachlan. In memory of Mother and our ancestors, I hope to continue our commitment to strengthening family ties.
On my Braithwaite father's paternal side, origins draw from the Isle of Man or "Mann," particularly a lighthouse keeper in Douglas.
Via my grandmother's Barringer and Gunderson family, much genealogy work and many records come down through our British Gill lineage. I've even found some family connections in South Africa. We are truly global citizens.
Since the "purchase" of FindAGrave.
Both sides of my family have some connection to the Palatines immigrating from Germany, with the maternal Shire side stopping in Ireland for 200 years. Though I am using geneanet currently, I've discovered recently WikiTree and hope to contribute there also to our human family roots.
Grateful for so many FindAGrave friends for your ongoing encouragement, corrections and questions as we improve our knowledge together.