Genealogy is my passion! I’ve been doing it since 1979, and I am still working on it as it is a never ending project. You find an answer and then you have 20 more questions. I have traced a couple of my lines back to the 1750’s. One line in England and the other in Germany. I recently had my DNA done by Ancestry.com in hopes of finding distant cousins that were working on the same lines. But I have to admit it was somewhat disappointing in that area. I have many, many, distant cousins. Some of them do not share their family tree, and of the ones that do share, I can’t find the common ancestor. There were no surprises as to what part of the world my ancestors came from, as it was the same as where my research has taken me.
Sometimes, I wonder what is the point in spending hours, days, months, and years researching dead people. In my family, I seem to be the only one who cares. They put up with me, and my stories of my latest find. As I get older, I wonder what is going to happen to my research. Will my kids just throw it out? Will my children or my grandchildren care about it someday? I hope that by having this blog it will help preserve some of it. I won’t give up, I can’t, it’s in my DNA. So that’s who I am and that’s what I am doing here.