with two grown sons and four energetic grandchildren, the compiler, William C. Wooldridge, is a retired
vice president of Norfolk Southern Railway. Bill has a longtime interest in state, local, and family history.
A graduate of Harvard College (1965) and the University of Virginia School
of Law (1969), he served in Army JAG from 1969-1973. He is also the author of Mapping Virginia, From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War (available from the University of Virginia Press, and from Amazon). He has served as a trustee of the Virginia Historical Society, as president of the
John Marshall Foundation, president of the Norfolk Historical Society,
and on the boards of public radio station WHRO and of the Library of Virginia
Foundation. The introduction to The Wooldridge Family includes
his reflections on genealogy. Here is an extract (pp. xxviii-xxix):
compiler is happy to exchange information to help determine where your
branch of the family hooks on to the tree.