I started working in genealogy about a seven years ago. My motivation was to
permanently capture the work my father and Hazel's grandmothers had done.
Once I began the project, I was hooked. Genealogy is like detective work,
you find a clue and work it to the end and start on another clue. It is
great fun. I have as well found many people that have been extremely
helpful in my quest for data and my roots.
I have chosen to use Family
Tree Maker for my Windows based genealogical tool and GeneWeb for my web
family is almost exclusively English, Irish, Welch, and Scottish. Hazel's
family is English, Irish, Welch, Scottish, German, French, and Norwegian.
Of course, my little girl has a proud Dravidian heritage from the
Telangana in South Central India. I am working hard to document her
heritage which is just as important as our biological heritage.
I can not even begin to thank
all of the people that have helped on this ongoing project, so a blanket
thank you goes out the all of the kind people that contributed.
the hidden benefits of genealogy for me was a renewed interest in history.
Since I am dyslexic, I never enjoyed history as it seemed to be all about
memorizing facts and this was something I simply was not good at. I learn
best when I have a context to put the facts into and now that I am
researching my family, history has come alive. What a great hidden