Finding Roots

Yes, you guessed it the above picture features some of my ancestors. The lady in the picture is my 1st great grandmother on my father’s side. The gentleman behind her is her husband and the gentleman on the left is his brother.

I have been doing geneology research more than thirty years. Doing so, I have walked over many graveyards and ran my eyes over thousands of documents long before “Ancestry” and the other popular geneology websites ever existed. There was a lot of work involved when I first started. My then 85 year old grandmother worked right beside me most days.

I have ancestors who were active in most of the wars. Some survived, most did not. The women of these soldiers were home not only running the household but also farms and businesses.

If you are interested in finding your ancestors, begin with yourself and go through legal and family documents that you may have. Document all the data you find and copy important documents. You can start with the LDS website which is absolutely free: https://familysearch.org/

I will caution you, only go by the actual documents on the websites. While the family histories are helpful they do not necessarily contain acurate links. Genealogy is a wonderful adventure that never ends. Have fun with it.

Author: throughmyeyes720

I love art, especially photography and painting. My next addition is crafts or primarily needlecrafts. And as if that was not enough, I am a genealogist.

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