Okay, for you to be listening to the radio show and now checking out the web site, I know you’re another addicted family historian! When I lost my father and his only sibling three months apart when I was only 17, it left quite a hole in my life. Nine years later I got married and wound up in England on the honeymoon, angry that I didn’t know where on that island my people had come from. I vowed that the next time I returned, I would know. Another nine years passed, we returned to England, and I did. How fortunate I was that my trail was difficult! I needed all that time to “cross the pond.” Because of that, I really had to learn about many different types of sources, tracing down other living descendants to see what they had or knew, developing techniques, and most of all, enduring brick walls with determination and patience. We pretty much expect instant results in our 21st Century world. But in this business, it’s not always possible. Those last two… determination and patience… are often still essential. This show and this site are about sharing our passion… yours and mine… for this work of learning who we are and where we came from, who came before us and what we can learn from them. I learned long ago, it’s the journey. After cracking open a line I had worked for many years, after the elation had passed, I was surprised to feel a certain sadness. I would never have to bang my head into that brick wall again. And that had been half the fun of it! Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts, comments, and screaming success stories. Please tell your friends about what’s going on here and “like” our Facebook page. Thanks for all the kind words and support we’ve already received!
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