Sunday, October 30, 2011
Family musings and the Genealogy Bug
So a few years ago, I decided to scan all my parents photos so that I could have them all in one place. This was a year long task of sorting and organizing and lots of scanning, but mission accomplished. After the photos were scanned I wanted to identify all the people in the photos, including aunts, uncles, great aunts and uncles and on and on, which to make a long story short led me down the long and winding road called genealogy.
I have been infected with the genealogy bug. I dove head first into Ancestry.com, a great site with some drawbacks. I had charts and trees and profiles, birth and marriage certificates galore. But what was missing was background, who were these people, what was their life like? Would I have liked them, would they have liked me? I am trying to compile a history for as many of my ancestors as possible. For some, there is tons of information and for others nothing.
So why write a blog? I have always been intrigued by blogging, writing something down and just laying it out there for the whole world to see or ignore for that matter. I have also read some genealogy blogs that have terribly inaccurate information on common ancestors. Maybe my blog could be a source for other fellow genealogy hunters. I'm not saying there won't be any mistakes, but I will try to avoid the gross errors I have seen on other sites. Who knows, maybe someone will actually read this and be at least slightly entertained.
My goal is post a bio on a ancestor weekly.
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