Genealogy is my passion. I have spent 20 yrs researching my family, and have found out a lot of interesting things about them, their lives. Genealogy is something that I’ve always taken seriously because if it wasn’t for our ancestors we would not be here today. I want to educate myself and my family to the best of my ability about our history and proud heritage. I want to present our ancestors as “real” people by placing some of the flesh back on their bones, I want my children to know that those two people whose names and dates appear on a piece of paper were real people. I’ve been trying to learn more about the history of different periods of time to better understand their personal histories. I want to know more about the things that hurt them and the things that gave them pleasure.
Our ancestors had the same feelings as we do about their jobs, their hopes for their children, their devotion to country or religion, sadness at the death of loved ones and joy for the successes of themselves and their families. Their deeds can sometimes tell us about them, and their finances and their court records can tell us of how well they got along with their neighbors and authorities.
So as I walk along this path, in my journey to find my ancestors, I learn things about their lives that I find very interesting. I have found some answers to my questions, but a lot of things are left unknown, for now, and some of them may never be known. These are things I want to share with my family and friends, if they are interested. So, come along with me, read the posts and look at the pictures. Find out where we are from and what our family did when they were alive. I come from a very large family and I am hoping that maybe some day we can all be on great terms with one another…. pipe dreams. I like being the family genealogist and historian and would not give it up for anything (except if I die, but you know….)