Let’s Begin …

When I first started doing genealogy it was all about growing the tree, going back one more generation. But before too long I had a tree with a bunch of records attached.  Something seemed to be missing.   I still needed to be in touch with who these people were.

Genealogy or Family History is not just kinship.  It is also about identity.  Who were my ancestors?  What were there lives like?  Each record holds a piece of the puzzle.  I’ve talked to a lot of people who do genealogy and many want to tell the story and  many don’t know where to start.  I think the key is to do it as you go.

I want to do two things in this blog:

1. Talk about techniques we can use to help us tell the story

2. Tell a few stories as I go.

Let’s begin.


3 comments on “Let’s Begin …”
  1. You are my kind of genealogical enthusiast. The names and dates are fun, but every record (almost) tells a story if you look for it. Thank you for joining GeneaBloggers on behalf of all of us who think “family history” rather than “family tree.”

    1. I love “family history” rather than “family tree.” That is a great way to think about it. And that is what I am all about.

  2. Jana Last says:

    Yep, Genealogy puts names on a pedigree, Family History brings those names to life!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s