I started researching my family history after the birth of my daughter. I always enjoyed hearing the stories my grandparents told me growing up, but I never wrote them down, and they were becoming lost. Pictures of my great great grandparents were now just faces. Who were they? What was their story?
Knowing who became before you helps understand who you are. I wanted to be able to tell my children about their heritage, how they connect with history through their ancestors and bring that history alive for them.
I decided to create a blog to help with my research. I use it to document research I’ve done, ask questions, learn what to do next and keep me accountable. My hope is, that it might also help someone along the way.
“We’re all ghosts. We all carry, inside us, people who came before us.”Liam Callanan, The Cloud Atlas
“We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.”Shirley Abbott
“Loving who you came from is like looking into the mirror and loving yourself. Your ancestry is your reflection in the mirror.”Deborah Bravandt