Hello world! On this blog, I will share discoveries, photos, and stories from my personal genealogy research. It will also be a place for me to discuss my experiences as I grow as a professional researcher. You may only be reading this first post because my research involves some of your ancestors. In time, though, I hope that this blog will have some more general interest too.
I truly love the research process, the drama of history, and the fascinating discoveries we can make in our work. As I share them with you, I will be highlighting ancestors with the surnames shown in the cloud below, which covers eight generations. Their major places of residence are displayed in the accompanying map. Some of these lines represent substantial completed work, while others have been uncovered only recently and are yet to be pursued. No doubt this cloud will grow from cumulus to nimbus as the research continues.