This summer will be a hectic one for my family. I will be loading up my daughter and heading up to NJ for about a week to help out my family but during down time I'll be taking pictures of graves of my ancestors. During my research I have found family that I never knew I was related to. In upcoming entries I will begin to list surnames that I have come across while climbing my family tree.
During that week if there are any requests for pictures of graves located in the Northwest NJ/NY area I'd be happy to help out in anyway I can.
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A little background:
A few years ago curiosity got the best of me and I began to wonder if I was able to get into the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Maybe it was because I was a Gilmore Girls addict or because I noticed a few of my friends on Facebook were members but I started to question my family tree.
When did my family arrive in america?
What is my heritage?
What is my husband's heritage?
Life was hectic so I made a plan to begin my searching once I was out of school for the summer. That summer didn't happen until this month because I attended summer classes to achieve my Associates in Business Admin at Tidewater Community College and began my Accounting Degree at Old Dominion University.
In January of this year (2010), my grandmother passed away and I realized everything that I lost because I put things off. She was a huge part of my life and I wanted to share this project with her, now I won't have a chance to. Once we were back home from the funeral I jumped onto Ancestry.com and started my search. Today I have made progress and found a few distant relatives in the process. I started this blog as a place to put my work and a to do list as well. I hope maybe I can help others who are researching my family and find a few more distant relatives.
I'm just beginning my journey into my family's history and I already have the title Family Historian. My journey was started for my daughter. One day I hope to present her with the story of her past. I started this blog to keep all of my findings, thoughts, musings and stories related to my findings as well as genealogy in general. If in the process a distant relative happens upon this and it helps them as well that is just an added bonus!
To make it easier to search posts, Surnames will be labeled. This is a work in progress so please bear with me.