For several years friends and family members have encouraged me to write about my family and my genealogical searches. Well here I am! I am excited about this new page in the story that is my life.
I first began researching when I was given an assignment in middle school, St. Andrews’ the Apostle Elementary School (K – 8), to research my family tree. The assignment is one that many school kids are given. For me it started me on my journey of researching my family tree or genealogy. I immediately dove head first into the assignment. I quickly wrote down my parents’ names and my maternal parents’ names. I could even go back about 3 generations on my Mom’s paternal side.
This was the first time that I understood the term “family” had 2 sides, Maternal and Paternal. Prior that my relatives were all lumped together. I had a large extended family that was primarily of my Mother’s family.
This assignment started my love affair with genealogy. This blog will discuss family history, ancestors, and descendants and how we stay connected across the generations. Family stems from blood, marriage, adoption and often times the bonding of friends. The Ties That Bind Us are of Love. I hope you enjoy my blog. I hope that this will encourage you to connect with you family both past and present.
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