Thanks for stopping by my website. I hope you’ll browse around and find something of interest—perhaps even a photo of a relative, a connection to your ancestral town, or to your adopted home. From my own home base on Elliott Island, I find meeting people and collecting their stories and histories has been a privilege as well as a pleasure.

---A. M. Foley




Captions for slide show:

W. Grant Parks c. 1890

"Papa" Grant with Willie and Irving Parks

Grant and Ella Parks in Cambridge

Parks house c. 1950

Parks house c. 2005

2010 storm weakens house

2010 storm takes kitchen and house crumbles


From the late 1800's until 2010, Grant and Ella Parks's home survived on Holland Island, Maryland, where seventy houses once sheltered a close-knit community.