Well, it’s been a while. About seven months, to be exact. When I first started this blog, I was in the final weeks of preparing for my wedding. Perhaps not the best time to take on a new project. Since early May, I’ve gotten married, visited some new states, and welcomed home an adorable new puppy! Lincoln has started to mellow out just enough for me to be able to get some family research started again.
Now that we’re approaching the holidays (and the very long Chicago winter), I’m naturally drawn back to thinking about family, holiday traditions, and fun, indoor hobbies, like genealogy.
Can anyone else relate?
Although, we’ll see which lines I work on in the coming months… I finally got my husband interested in watching some episodes of “Finding Your Roots” with me. After finishing the latest episode, he wondered aloud, “I wonder how much it would cost to hire a genealogist.” Then I may have volunteered to look into his family tree, forgetting my own advice to stay focused one one person or line at a time…
Doing some preliminary research into his family led to some pretty interesting finds–including priceless yearbook photos of his beloved grandmother!
Whether it’s my family tree or his, I look forward to making new discoveries this winter and documenting my findings here.