Welcome to LookingBackwards, a personal and genealogy website.

The primary purpose of LookingBackwards.net is to provide a central repository for family history for the combined Mitchell and Vanderpool families.
Additionally, our website documents other activities and pastimes our family enjoys.
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All Our Relations, LookingBackwards at our Family History

Family TreeOur ancestral lines include Mitchell, Clark, Jones, Moore, Allbright, Albright, Albrecht, Robinson, Phares, Brough, Vanderpool, Gibson, Guinn, Campbell, Brashears, and Brazil.

While a registration is not needed to access most of the website, registered family members do have additional access to information on living family members. To register for an account with us, please complete the New User request form in the Genealogy section of the website. You will need to provide identification of the ancestor in our database in order to be approved for family access.

House Amberwood, our Household within the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

SCA registered badge for House Amberwood
Aislinn and Alaric have been intermittent members of the Society for Creative Anachronism for as long as they have been married; in fact, it was through the SCA that they originally were introduced by mutual friends. Alaric's association with the SCA goes back to 1973.

Our Amberwood pages recount the founding of the Shire of Darkwell (now Wintermist) in the Kingdom of Caid, as well as background, awards and such of some of the members of the Household and Shire.

A few words about Katrina(updated 14 December 2013)

Sketch of Katrina by and copyright (c) M.M.Mitchell

After several years of employment at Microsoft, in 2010 Katrina was presented with an opportunity to begin a new career.

Read here about her adventures in Funeral Services, and what you can do to help her out.

A Plea For Help(new 11 Aug 2015)

Sketch of M by and copyright (c) M.M.Mitchell

Earlier this year, M and Gana got a new rescue kitty.

Here's where you come in...

Weregaming, or 'they were dead before we met them...'

Gaming graphic from http://www.openclipart.org, an open source art repositoryWeregaming: a term HR created circa 1976 when the gaming group at the Defense Language Institute was looking for a name for their unofficial organization. There was already a wargaming group, who focused on SPI's games such as War in Europe, War in the East, War in the West, and War in the Pacific (among many others, but you can grasp the concept). As "our" group focused on the newly emerging Role-Play Gaming, epitomized by TSR's Dungeons & Dragons, HR called the bunch were-gamers. Clever pun, yes? No? Ah, well.

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"Life is lived going forward, but understood by looking backwards."

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