I got started in genealogy about 5 years ago, and as most genealogists realize there is only one greater joy than the initial discovery; it is the ability to share the new information, stories and facts with others who might appreciate it.
I am sitting here on a southbound flight afternoon an amazing weekend with the family. Amazing in the sense that I realize just how much information I have gathered in those 5 years and how much more information I want to gather.
It has been about a year since I took a genealogy trip to Virginia with my mom, sister and aunt.. Since that time I have been pondering how to put a book together. The project seems so immense, daunting and insurmountable. I was reading a genealogy article about blogging. I thought to myself, self, if I can post some of these stories bit by bit, eventually I would have a piece of work that others can enjoy.
My commitment is this. I will strive to post one time per week at a minimum. I want to encourage my family to add supplemental stories or questions. This will be our family’s blog. At this point, I do not have a plan as to what side of my family will be posted when. You will have to keep coming back to see.
By the way, I was not an English major, so you will notice that right away. I will strive for variety, exciting and mundane, as it will be through this whole body of work that hopefully something complete will be formed.
Let’s explore backwards!