Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Vernon Ancestral Home

Got these terrific photos of Derbyshire, England from a new Vernon relative Dick Bateman I met yesterday via the Internet on www.ancestry.com. He lives close to that area. So fun to see where my 2nd great grandfather Francis Vernon lived with his family before they were converted to the Mormon church and immigrated to Rockport, Utah in 1869. Photos on picasa. Click to see more.
Vernon homestead in Dove Holes, England

7 comments:

Cheryl said...

How wonderful that you were able to connect with family. What lovely photos of the home and countryside. Its amazing how we can all connect with the internet nowadays!

Millie said...

what a beautiful view....and what an amazing thing we have (the internet) a machine that can easily communicate us with the world and our ancestors.

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Brookula said...

Looks bucolic. Reminds me of the Shire from Tolkein's Middle Earth

Jean said...

This countryside is absolutely stunning, isn't it? I think you might need to travel there to meet your cousin!

SandyCarlson said...

Very, very, very cool!

Ann said...

How great it is to go back to your roots esp when it is so many generations back.

My people had left China for 100 years, and I hope to beback one day.

ramblingwoods.com said...

How wonderful that you can get photos from another country...