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“Family means nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten.” – Disney’s Lilo and Stitch

Well, ancestors and their stories do get left behind and forgotten over the decades. And for those who take up researching their family history, nothing compares to finding information on those unknown people who can fill in the missing pieces of the family puzzle!

I became fascinated with family history when I was about 10 or 11. Granddaddy had received a letter asking for information on our Rockett family from John F. Rockette, who was putting together a book on the Rockett families. Granddaddy didn’t seem too interested in following up, but I pressed him to talk to me about what he knew. He got out his mother’s scrapbook full of postcards and memorabilia about her Cooper family, relatives and children, and as he flipped through the large, brown, rectangular paper pages, he began to talk about what he knew about his Rockett ancestors.

He didn’t know much about his ancestors but had heard that it all began in Virginia with 3 brothers coming over on a boat…