Genealogy- okay warning I get nerdy in this post

Monday, July 30, 2012

One of my favorite hobbies is genealogy. I love finding out about my family. I also enjoy watching "who do you think you are" on NBC. I had stopped doing it this last year because I was so busy and genealogy research can take a lot of time. But one of the really cool things about where I live is that I am with in driving distance to some of the counties and states where my ancestors lived. In fact I just need to go to a neighboring county and I can go through their archives and try to find my ancestor. (I'm at a point in most of my research- that a lot of what I want isn't online yet). I've been out of the loop though for the last year so I was surprised by the various site updates, and page layouts that are better and different. Seeing the 1930 and 1940 Census' online was cool but that is too recent for most of my research. I need older documents. I did find some new names today on my ex's family (for my daughters trees).
So long story short it's time to get back to my hobby!
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    I love genealogy, too! But I haven't gotten started because I know once I do, it will become my world. I plan to start once I finish my degree program next May. Have fun!!
    2123 days ago
    I LOVE genealogy! I used to be a member on but with school and moving and such things have gotten pushed to the side. Plus I was only able to do my mom's side for me and mostly my hubby's dad's side (his mom was the product of an affair with a married man, so she doesn't have any information on him...her mom was tight-lipped about it). Although, now that I know who my biological father is I think I might pick it back up again......after I finish school anyway.
    2123 days ago
    I'm always happy to help people get started, it can be addicting so be warned!
    2124 days ago
  • JUST4ME71
    Very interesting! I would really like to delve into this as well. I think I will add this to my "to do" list after the kids start school. I work Mon. - Wed. and I am the volunteer librarian at my kids' school and I coach my daughter's 8th grade volleyball team (ugh, a story for another time) but, you know, there's always room for one more thing!! A big plus is that my paternal grandmother (86) is still with us. So, if I ran into any bumps along the way maybe she could help. Thanks for the idea and inspiration! We'll have to share stories as we uncover our lineage. Oh, I may need a little help getting started but I'll bug you later.
    2124 days ago
    Wish I could get into the hobby. Sadly, my grandmother's records are in ashes in a country that doesn't exist any longer and was ravaged in WWII (East Prussua), and my grandfather was adopted. At least I have the oral history of my grandmother, though.
    2125 days ago
    Sounds interesting, enjoy!
    2125 days ago
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