I have just discovered that my grandmother's Funkouser relatives date back to the 1700's in Virginia. The amazing thing is that I live in Augusta County, VA, but I just moved here about 10 years ago, having no idea that my ancestors were from here. Until just recently, the farthest back we had traced the Funkhousers were to Illinois and NY, where my grandmother lived.
I am just so thrilled that my ancestors were right around where I now live -- it's amazing to me. I'd like to begin piecing together the wheres and whats of their story here, and I don't really know where to begin. I would like more content-rich materials than the simple birth and death dates. Where do I start? I'm right here in Augusta County, VA (Afton).