Thursday, December 18, 2008

Family first...

Ancestry.com has been HUGE. Huge, I tell you...

I've found so much stuff on my family ancestry, I can't even begin to describe it all. Some of it I didn't know. Some of it, I knew but did not have confirmation. The rest, I knew, it's just nice to get it down "officially" and all that.

As such, my house genealogy has taken a backseat for the moment. Like I said though, I'm going to have to go to the library and find out what I can during my work's "winter break"...gonna have a lot to look up, that's for sure!

And hopefully, then, lots to report back here! But we shall see how it goes. I needed to get some family genealogy out of the way, given that I'm going to see my family here next week for Christmas, and want to be armed with the stuff I know in order to "interview" my uncles, aunts and parents on what they know that I don't.

Should be fun...just like the 6-12 inches of snow we're expected to get tonight...yippee.

2 comments:

bungalow_bliss said...

It's not surprising that an interest in home history goes hand-in-hand with an interest in geneaology.

When I was 12, my grandfather and I set out to trace our lineage to Alcase Lorraine, France (located in present-day Germany). We succeeded in our quest and were able to provide documentation to the rest of the family for record-keeping. Those long hours of research--back in the days before online databases--provided such a bonding time for us. We still reflect on that adventure and I'll always cherish those memories.

I'm excited for your holiday fact-finding and story collecting. It will be a treat for all, and the fruits of your labor will be appreciated for years to come.

Happy holidays to you!

Sandy said...

Ah, yes. The snow. That coupled with 2º and a -20º wind chill... what more could you ask for!

Good luck with your ancestry search!