Author: Karen

Hi! I'm Karen. I live near Portland, OR with my partner (BF). I have two grown children, and two adult cats: Shiva & Havoc. I am a former truck driver and programmer. These days I'm semi-retired and earn a living from websites I build and maintain.

My First Will

So what is it like to document my family’s slaves? First of all, there isn’t a lot of information. There is a will… and an image of that handwritten will is online at I can see where I got my handwriting abilities from…particularly the tendency to start out reasonably…

Slaves and Slave Owners

This year black history month is about more than Rosa Parks. Since I’ve started doing my genealogy on WikiTree I’ve participated in a few “challenges”. This one is about documenting more African-Americans, and for me particularly those who were enslaved by my ancestors. Like most white Americans, I don’t think…

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