Genealogy is fascinating. At least once you get involved with it. It is nothing but stories. Just an interesting bunch of stories. Actually, some of them are even boring. But what about the ones that are set on the stage of the American frontier, or the battle front? Or a ship leaving Liverpool, England with a teenage girl never to return to her native Switzerland. You start to realize that these are "normal," everyday people just like you and me.
And that is where it gets crazy. Family History and Genealogy is simply piecing together these stories from whatever we can find; birth certificates, marriage licenses, death records, obituaries and journals, etc. Some records are better than others, Wouldn't it be awesome if we could just find volumes of journals full of their lives, thoughts and feelings? With that in mind, doesn't it make you wonder... what will our posterity know about us?
Maybe it is this question ringing in my ears that drives me to keep a daily journal. And NO, I do not start "dear diary," nor do I simply list my day to day activities. There is a lot of heart, a lot of thought and a lot of story telling. Also some rambling ;)
In a world so full of technology we hardly realize how easy it is now for us to leave something behind. This blog for example. I think in our day and age we have better opportunity and better access to records and record keeping... so lets use it.
This is part of my contribution. A blog about family and history. Feel free to ask me questions, to comment or to just read about the genealogy experience. I will keep this updated with new cases, exciting findings or whatever adventures come my way. Yes, there are adventures in the life of a genealogist! ;) Just you wait and see.