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We went to the Dallas Public Library, 8th floor, Genealogy section this weekend. What a treat! The research librarian was so helpful and directed me to the stacks and the card catalog.

Although I have worked in libraries before, it has been some time since I held a drawer of index cards in my hand. It was like meeting an old friend again 🙂

I spent most of my time in the Pennsylvania reference section and before I knew it, had found lots of information about someone who might be my fourth great grandfather.

Can’t wait to scan and add these records to my tree and print out the family group sheet. We had a great time and are looking forward to going back to do more research!

I’d like to know: which libraries do you rely on for genealogy research?

… Our bridge to the future.

Sometimes I find it’s easy to get mired down looking for ancestors and solving brick-wall mysteries. But as valuable as this research is, it can also become tiresome and repetitive.

I’m finding that leafing out our family tree with information about living individuals gives me a welcome break. I love the opportunity to connect and reconnect with relatives. We renew friendships and share stories that give a glimpse into the ties that bind families together, whether by blood, by surname or by kinship of the heart.

And when I return to census files, birth and death certificates, wills and such, I feel refreshed and ready to look back into the past because I’ve had so much fun looking into our family’s future.

Genealogy experts say you should begin with what you know. I’d like to know: have you recorded your own life story yet?

 

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Looking forward to researching and sharing information about ourselves, our ancestors and our descendants. I’ll be sharing my discoveries in this blog and invite others interested in genealogy to comment, share and like as they wish.

Check out the surnames I’m researching that are listed under the Welcome tab. I’d like to know: which names you’re searching for as well.

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