However, as I continue to learn new skills as a genealogist, I'm continually reminded of the value of revisiting my earlier work, and all of those "cold cases." Many times, they're "cold" because I wasn't thorough enough in my efforts the first or second time around. (Most of us have been guilty of yanking a book off the library shelf, spending 30 seconds to see whether our ancestor's name is in the index, and quickly moving on.)
As part of my campaign to do a better job, I made the Foglesong family the target of a recent set of internet searches. I descend from James Foglesong, born 1814 in Virginia, died 1889 in Lewis County, Washington. He was part of a large family that spent time in various areas of Virginia, including what would become Mason County, West Virginia.
Among the search results via Google was one for a Foglesong Cemetery, via the West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association, Inc., at:
This terrific site consolidates cemetery information from northwestern West Virginia. The entry for the Foglesong cemetery contained a wealth of detail about its location, history, burials, and condition (abandoned), as well as several photographs. The entry states that James Foglesong's father, George Foglesong (1766-1850) is presumed to have been buried there.
|Photo courtesy http://wvcpaweb.org/|
As 2014 opens, my resolution will be to dedicate myself to expanding my research, and, hopefully, to "get it right."