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Are You My Cousin?: If You Thought Genealogy Was Boring...

Are You My Cousin?

Discovering My Ancestors -- One Cousin at a Time

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I tell the stories of my ancestors’ lives. Whether they lived 20 years ago or 200 years ago, they each have a story to tell. Some ancestors tell their stories willingly. Others must have their stories carefully teased from the records. Sometimes the stories are sad. Sometimes the stories are happy. Sometimes the stories are just funny. Regardless, my ancestors’ stories shaped their lives and the lives of those that followed. Come and share in the tales!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

If You Thought Genealogy Was Boring...

...then you've:

  • Never discovered your grandparents wedding license lists the wrong groom!  Read about that here.
  • Never stood on the ground where your Great x 5 grandfather gathered with his unit before marching off to fight in the Revolutionary War.  It does give one goosebumps! More about that here.
  • Never opened a book and come face to face with your Great x 3 grandparents. Meet them here.
  • Never read postcards dated almost 100 years ago and lost count of your Great grandmother's beaus. Read about the Courtship of Esther.
  • Never run through a rural cemetery in your Sunday dress to get just one more photo. Read about that fun Sunday afternoon involving three cemeteries and a Piggly Wiggly.
How could anyone (i.e. my children) ever think genealogy is boring? 

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7 Comments:

Blogger kinfolknews said...

Like, like, like! Great little post, Lisa!!

July 24, 2011 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

This is a good way to highlight several specific ancestors and events in their lives. It's great!

July 24, 2011 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Harriet said...

Do your children still think genealogy is boring?

July 25, 2011 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Harriet, I'm not sure whether they think it's boring or just "not cool"!

July 25, 2011 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger Greta Koehl said...

This addresses the issue that I face - making genealogy interesting enough to my children so that at least one will get involved! I am constantly searching for the "interesting angles." Excellent post and concept!

July 25, 2011 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Barbara Poole said...

Wonderful post, and fun to read a few I missed. But, I will never forget your great series on Esther. Neat idea you had, and thanks for sharing it.

July 28, 2011 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Debbie Blanton McCoy said...

Great post, Lisa! I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one with a wrong name on a marriage license.

July 28, 2011 at 5:33 PM  

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