Sunday, August 1, 2010

On Beginnings

I can't remember a time in my life when I wasn't interested in genealogy, cemeteries, or history in one way or another. Instead of bedtime stories, I would ask my parents to tell me stories about when they were little. Whenever we passed a cemetery I would ask to stop and look at the gravestones. I loved looking through old photographs - the older the better. The summer I discovered old newspapers on microfilm I barely left the local library. And the first time I held my great-grandfather's brittle, 100-year-old family bible in my hands I was completely and totally awestruck. There was no turning back. I was hooked.

In addition to genealogical research (and knitting, my other obsession), I index and arbitrate for both FamilySearch Indexing and the World Archives Project. I've also recently signed up for Find A Grave. My husband enjoys the "field trip" parts of genealogical research: taking cemetery photos, looking up obituaries in a distant city, etc. I do most of the computer-type research and he does most of the legwork. We make a pretty good team.

I decided to start this blog because I wanted to interact with other genealogists; share my discoveries, crazy stories, and pictures; and hopefully connect with a distant relative or two. I'm not exactly sure what path this blog will take, but you're more than welcome to come along for the ride.


  1. Welcome to yet another obsession: blogging about your genealogy! I'm looking forward to reading more about you, your ancestors, and your research. :-)

  2. Congratulations on your new genealogy blog! I look forward to hearing more.

  3. I look forward to reading your posts. Best wishes!

    Bill ;-)
    Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
    and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

  4. Welcome! Can't wait to read more and share in a few of your happy dances!

    ~Elizabeth O'Neal

  5. Welcome! I too look forward to learning more about you and your genealogy research. You'll love blogging; I have found it to be invaluable for me and my research - and, have met many great folks along the way!