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My question for the day is
and/or do you
I have been researching
since I was eight years old.
My husband loves it, too.
Posted on March 06, 2013 at 10:15 AM in Family | Permalink
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Not real interested. It is too time consuming. Maybe when I am too old to get up and be active most of every day. I love to be going and doing. Today is a very quiet day because we are snowed in. Pretty but confining in the mountains where we live. Sigh!!! We are missing our regular duplicate bridge game today. It was canceled because the people who run it are snowed in too.
Love you, Jeanne
jeanne, backyard neighbor |
March 06, 2013 at 11:39 AM
Yes, very but lucky enough that my older sister researched Dad's side, my cousin on Mom's side researched Mom's side and my eldest daughter researched her father's side...............so all the hard work was done and just admired by yours truly. I am glad of that, I tend to be lazy about research.
March 06, 2013 at 08:08 PM
Yes. The women of the family tend to be long lived and like to talk ... so lots of oral history and old records available. I love the old stories and am glad I'm not the only one in my family interested in preserving it - lots of good info from family members and ancestry.com.
March 07, 2013 at 09:18 AM
One of my uncles spent years researching my dad's side of the family. I think about how amazed he would be if he were alive at how much easier it is now.
Penny @ The Comforts of Home & Flea Market Makeovers |
March 07, 2013 at 09:59 AM
I love trying to find things about my ancestors. It's difficult though, because there are many secrets in my family!
March 07, 2013 at 11:17 AM
My youngest sister did that once took her about 2 years to find out everything she wanted to know , well not everything,her husband died unexpectedly at age 39 and she lost interest
There is secrets in my family also and things not mentioned, I have learned , no big deal ( I have a secret also)LOL
Curtains In My Tree |
March 07, 2013 at 12:21 PM
All the family history I knew was handed down by Word-of-Mammaw's-Mouth---hers and several of her sisters whose stories kept me captivated on every visit they made. And that, of course, was from "their side," with short shrift given to any of the other branches, except for a few tales which they'd heard from their husbands and In-Laws.
Sis did the paperwork kind, spending a week in Salt Lake City many years ago, submerged in files, to chart her provenance for the DOC (through several branches), and of course, that showed mine, as well. She still travels the old roads making pictures of gravestones and seeking out last-remaining nieces and nephews of the old clan, with stories of their own.
I don't know if we HAVE any old family secrets---they always just trotted them out and set them up in the parlor, as big as you please, from Mammaw's own Grandmother who killed a man in a particularly unpleasant fashion during the Civil War, to her sister who ran a parlor of ill repute (til I ratted her out by accident at age five).
It's kinda fun being from an INTERESTING family.
March 07, 2013 at 12:54 PM
My husband and I are also both interested in family history research. His side of the family has been traced back about 10 generations but my side is more difficult. We love Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org. I love the way I feel connected to someone who has gone before in my family once we finally find them!
March 07, 2013 at 05:31 PM
I have been working on my family tree since 2000. I started off thinking it would take me 6 months to figure it all out. HA!
It is thirteen years later... and I am still working on it.
I have done a lot of traveling for it. Lots of trips to small towns in order to walk cemeteries. Along with visiting local libraries and meeting many cousins. I have ended up with an incredible library of old family photo's that go back to 1800.
So not only do I collect vintage glass... I also collect family history too.
~Farm Girl Pink |
March 08, 2013 at 02:04 PM
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