Genealogy- Where I’m Coming From

I’ve been in a love-hate relationship with Genealogy for over 30 years. My Mother had sent me some family historical information and memorabilia. A friend showed me some charts that I could use to track the information.

Of course, that was just the beginning of my journey. At the time, I was about 2700 miles from my hometown. The internet wasn’t around then – at least not at the household level, so any research had to be done by correspondence- snail mail.

With everything that I had going on in my life at the time, genealogy fell by the wayside. I began to regain my interest in the late ’90’s, then discovered Ancestry.com, and there began the emotional up-and-down relationship that continues today.

I love genealogy. I love the investigations, the searches, and the joy of discovering a new piece of the puzzle.

For some reason, though, I go for months and months without working on my family history. It has literally been years since I entered information into either of my genealogy programs. (I think that having two programs actually made things worse: I don’t know which one to use or where to start.)

This, then, is where I begin again. With you as my accountability partners, I will look at what I have and where I need to go from here.

Along the way, I’ll introduce you to some of my relatives – on one line or another.

Sandi

3 thoughts on “Genealogy- Where I’m Coming From”

  1. It sounds as if you and I have similar experiences with our genealogical research. I have always been fascinated with genealogy, taking on the mantle of family historian a couple of decades ago.

    At that time, genealogy was conducted almost exclusively by rummaging through piles of documents and photos and traveling to libraries, state archives, and historical societies near and far to access their collections.

    Thankfully, with the advent of the internet and easier access to records online, I have been able to research more people with more convenience than ever before. The only downfall I can see is that I miss that tactile aspect of genealogy—the holding in one’s hands the papers and pictures of yesteryear.

    Good luck in your genealogical pursuits, Sandi!

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