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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Our ancestral lines include Mitchell, Clark, Jones, Moore, Allbright, Albright, Albrecht, Robinson, Phares, Brough, Vanderpool, Gibson, Guinn, Campbell, Brashears, and Brazil.
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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.
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.
Earlier this year, M and Gana got a new rescue kitty.
Here's where you come in...
Weregaming: 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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