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, 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.


Welcome To My Blog

Greetings, friends and family! Welcome to my blog, Relative Lines.

I hope you’ll follow me on my journey as I organize the information I’ve accumulated so far in my family history research. Together we’ll discover new data and new lines on the family tree.

I’ll be sharing with you about some of the other “lines” in my life as well . . . knitting, books, music, and traveling.

Please check back as the web site grows. I’ll be adding resources and data whenever I can.

Thanks for sharing my journey!