I’ve already talked about the mission of this blog before, in the first post on this blog. But what about me? Hello, I’m Burkely. I’m an aspiring genealogist and writer who began digging into my family roots in 2016 after working at a local state archives. I have continued the work off and on in my spare time to the present. For the Packard family there is always so much to learn and discover, so I am putting this blog together. Enjoy! I look forward to your comments on this ongoing project.