Thank you for your interest in “Genealogy with Valerie”. My name is Valerie Hughes and I have been pursuing my own Family History for over 20 years. 6 years ago I began a career as a Genealogy professional.

I was not raised around any relatives and my parents barely spoke of their upbringing or family. After my parents were gone I wanted to know more about where I came from, not just for me but for my Children and Grandchildren also.  This is the reason that I began my journey to connect with my Ancestors.  I love searching for them and I enjoy creating new ways to engage my family in Family History.

I have written 2 books on the subject of Genealogy, see links below to find them on Amazon.  I write this blog, I have an Authors Facebook page and I am also on Twitter. I love to connect with other Genealogist and share information and ideas.

When not doing Genealogy, I am an avid photographer, crafter, reader, and bicyclist. I am a wife, mother, and have the best job ever as a Grandmother!

Here are my two books!

Your Family History: Doing It Right The First Time http://tinyurl.com/lua7ojt

Planning Your Genealogy Research Trip  http://tinyurl.com/kkacalf

Social Websites:

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/VHughesAuthor

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/valerie.hughes.1650


ATTENTION: I have just launched my new Blog  “Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Faith”. This Blog will feature Christian women who may be considered “ordinary” by most people but they have endured some tremendous hardships in their lives, and with the help of Jesus they have exhibited “extraordinary faith”. I will also be writing devotionals and commentary about problems that we all face. Please join me at http://tinyurl.com/pkqkkkj.



11 responses to “About

  1. Hi,

    I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated your blog for the One Lovely Blog Award.
    I have been following your blog for sometime and always enjoy reading your posts.

    To accept this award, there are some rules you have to follow:
    1. Thank the person who nominated you and link to that blog.
    2. Share seven things about yourself.
    3. Nominate 15 bloggers you admire (or as many as you can think of!).
    4. Contact your bloggers to let them know that you’ve tagged them for the One Lovely Blog Award

    Congratulations! I have posted my nominations at


  2. Thanks for following Shaking the Tree; much appreciated. Cheers, Su.

  3. Thank you for following Twisted Limbs & Crooked Branches. I just read you post, “Hitting the Jackpot…”; it’s really great when we find living family via social media! Looking forward to reading more. Colleen

    • Thank you for reading the Blog. I have found about 80 cousins from my side of the family via social media also. I wasn’t raised around family and didn’t know most of them existed. It has been wonderful getting to know them.

      I am looking forward to reading your blogs.


  4. Kathy Dupree

    Your blogs are wonderful reading, especially when I come across a relative from my Hayes line or affiliated family member.

  5. Gail

    Hi Valerie,
    I, too, am a Redmond descendant. Could you please lead me to some sources where I can find out more about the Redmond, Pettus, Martin, and Meese families. They are all related to the Patawomeck tribe in Virginia. When I look at some sites, they lead me to believe I may be a descendant of Pocahontas. Other sites say, “No.” It is hard to know what to believe.
    With much appreciation,

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