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Genealogy Inspires Georgia Man to Get Back On Bicycle to Visit Sites of His Ancestors February 1, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 10:22 pm

I don’t plan to do this but found it interesting none the less.

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

A scare with traffic kept D. Gordon Draves off of his bicycle for 25 years. Learning about his ancestors got him back on. For the past three summers, the 71-year-old East Point resident has embarked on ambitious bike trips in the hopes of learning about his family’s history. Even places that didn’t turn up much in the way of documentation still paid off, Draves says. “It really just feels good to follow in the footsteps of your ancestors.”

You can read an interview with D. Gordon Draves in the AJCePaper at http://bit.ly/2rIM0SB.

By the way, I have to insert a personal comment here:

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