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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Who's to Blame?

It is Saturday night and Randy Seaver has put up our mission. Join in if you like and link up over at Randy's site http://www.geneamusings.com/2010/10/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-whos-to.html

Your mission, should you decide to accept it is to
:1) Read Brenda Joyce Jerome's post Who or What Do You Blame? on the Western Kentucky Genealogy blog. She asks these questions:* Can you identify person or event that started you on this search for family information? *
Did you pick up researching where a relative had left off? *
Did your interest stem from your child's school project on genealogy? *
If you have been researching many years, it may be hard to pinpoint one reason for this journey
.2) Write your responses on your own blog, in a comment to this blog post, or in a note or comment on Facebook.

1. My interest first started with my Aunt Alice ( Dad's twin sister) visiting us and showing all her charts of relatives. I remember a white window shade and she opened it and had written on it a family tree. Clever idea since they traveled with a motor home and she could easily roll this up. She also shared with us a book on one line. It was full of information and wonderful old pictures
Years later a distant relative wrote a book on my mother's side and my family bought one book to share between the three siblings. I would look at this for hours and all the old family pictures.

I have picked up where these books leave off with the other family lines. The Internet, http://www.ancestry.com/ and even my own blog have helped with my search. Because of this blog a very distant cousin has contacted me and mailed me the information his father gathered over a three year period before he passed away. This was on a line that I had only to my great great grandfather. I now have information and research from Donald Lines Jacobus who was one of America's greatest genealogists linking this line to the Mayflower.

My goal and prayer is to pass this information and love for the hunt of family and the wonderful history behind them to my children and grandchildren and their children.

Thanks for stopping by and take a moment and hop over to Randy's and read other's postings. Grace


  1. The window shade idea is ingenious (and priceless!).

  2. I agree. I think it is Wonderful idea now , at 18 I thought it was wierd. Thanks for stopping by

  3. Love that window shade idea! How creative is that??

    Enjoyed reading your "beginnings".