Family Tales connects me to the past. I write about my ancestor’s lives, sometimes my own life, my recollections, and about family member’s who are now gone. I’ve been asked, “Why do you do it?” Because I want to preserve their stories. It brings history to life for me. My ancestors lived through wars, epidemics, floods, droughts, and famine. They moved about the United States and the World They had illegitimate children, love affairs, abortions, miscarriages, divorces, illnesses, deaths, fights, and killings. Some were dirt poor, others well-off, and a variety of occupations such as; doctors, farmers, shoemakers, and janitors just to name a few. It’s like being a detective to research their lives and connect the dots. Sometimes I’ll write about my research strategies or how to research your family tree. So sit back, relax, and enjoy their stories. To learn more about me, see my bio page. I always welcome comments, so feel free to comment, like, and follow.