Not that it is too late.
I have been doing some serious digging into my family history. Last year, I spent about a month working on my dad's side with quite a bit of luck. I was able to go back about 8 generations in Sweden. What a thrill.
Last week, I got the bug again. If I am good at one thing, it is research. I am persistent for sure.
I started looking into my mom's side. Wow.
There are family lines that are documented going all the way back to 1600's. We are talking early colonists, and Quakers, and other truly fascinating stuff. Other family members seem to have appeared out of thin air. How can someone have no paper trail ?
I have just about exhausted most of the lines. It is amazing to me to look back several hundred years. I am going to keep better records for my children and grandchildren. I would like to have this all worked out for them, so it can just be added to as the generations unfold.
I am thinking a large hardbound journal, kept with all my research. I would like each family group to have their own page. Eventually, I would draw out the entire family tree.
This is a lot of work, but so worth it.
Have a blessed Tuesday, Tami