I decided to make a blog because I've discovered that I needed a forum for my thoughts and I wanted to share them with you to get feedback and inspiration.
For those of you who don't know anything about Genealogy, I'm hoping that this blog opens up the wonderful world of discovering your family history to you. It's an amazing trip but I warn you- it's addictive! I started 30 years ago and the one thing I discovered (much to my delight) is that it never ends.
Some families have fascinating famous ancestors with life stories that you could make a movie out of, while others lead quiet lives working on farms and struggled to survive. Either way, the families have a story. A story worth telling about lives worth living to bring us to where we are today, and that's why I do what I do. To honour these people and to leave a legacy for the ones living today to give to their children and grandchildren. I feel we should never forget where we came from. There are cultures that honour their ancestors, like the Native Americans, some African countries, some Asian countries and even European and Mexicans who celebrate the Day of the Dead.
I'm going to share with you how to start searching, how to connect with elderly relatives to get information and you can join me on my journey as I travel through other people's histories. It's so much fun, and I hope you come along for the ride!