So Many Surnames !!
I've been pottering around with Family History for over 20 years. Sporadic to the extreme, often with years between fits of dabbling.
I admit that in my early enthusiasm, I posted on various tree websites, a family tree - Such long-ago passwords forgotten that I can no longer access my own information to edit my own tree.
So many computer crashes, where digital information is lost. Thank goodness that I started up with a simple 3x5 index card system, which makes so much sense when I physically lay the cards out on the floor to trace ancestry.
Fast-Forward to 2012
A recent visit to my 92 year old Aunt and 90year old Aunt & Uncles in Law prompted a revival of family history. That, and contact with a direct 3rd cousin from America via facebook.
The immediate result was scanning some borrowed photos and documents - and I know this will lead onto a further discovery and picture trail.
Perhaps I do this for myself, perhaps to assist my sons when they finally show some interest in the past - perhaps for future generations.
My sister has spent many years delving into family history, and I owe a great deal of thanks for the time she has invested. In comparison, I am merely a hobbyist. I hope not to lead anybody on incorrect pathways.
For future posts, I will endeavour to label each one with the relevant surname - for ease of searching.
Please bear with me as I develop this blog - it will be a constant work in progress.