First Post!

2/14/2010 12 comment(s)
My first post! This is exciting, and for me, a huge step. I started researching our family history, casually, in 2001. At that time it was a a mere hobby. If only it had come with a narcotic warning: "Extremely addictive and habit-forming!"

By 2003, I was getting up in the middle of the night to write down an idea for a lead or a theory on what may have happened to whom. By 2006, I had taken my genealogy on the road and was venturing out to towns unknown, in search of records. However, until just this very moment, I had never publicly shared any of my findings.

Sure, I had given copies of death certificates to family members. But the idea of sharing with an audience unknown; the internet, no less, was frightening. My living relatives had convinced me that it would surely lead to a corporate identity theft! Then there were others who chastised me for forgetting that family business is kept indoors.

But the voices that speak the loudest are the cheers of approval from those being researched. The silent nod of appreciation and approval I get from our ancestors is permission enough to proceed. It is for them, that I write. They did not have time or means to document their story, while living. So, here I am in 2010, trying to fill in the dots and paint a picture of things that happened far before my time.

Won't you join me?


Comments

Joan Miller (Luxegen) Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:05:32 AM
Congratulations on your Genealogy Website! I love the name!
Cheryl Brown Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:05:48 AM
Congratulations, this site is a long time in the making. I love every bit of it.
Sharon (KindredFootprints) Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:06:21 AM
Congrats Amy! Been anxiously awaiting your debut and it's looking great ;-)
Michael Hait Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:06:49 AM
Congratulations, Amy!

I look forward to following your progress!
Sandra Taliafrro Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:07:23 AM
Amy,

CONGRATS on your new blog. I look forward to reading about your research and family stories.
Chelle Harvin Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:07:43 AM
Love it!
Stefanie Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:08:10 AM
And all this time I had no idea you saw dead people. I should have known though. You gave many clues with your twisted speedo and OCD suggestions.

The site is beautiful. Love it and can't wait to read all about your dead friends. Well. Not the live ones that die, that would just be horrible. I mean the ones that are already dead. This is why I just shouldn't be allowed to comment on other peoples sites. It never turns out right.
Elizabeth O'Neal Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:08:37 AM
Welcome to the geneablogging community, Amy! I'm looking forward to reading more!
Taneya Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:09:03 AM
Welcome to blogging! You'll love it. I look forward to reading your future posts.
Brenda Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:09:27 AM
Best wishes with your blog. Great layout and name. Good Luck.
Michelle Goodrum Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:09:52 AM
Welcome to the GeneaBlogging community! I'm a relatively new blogger also and having having fun sharing and learning. I love your site - it's beautiful. I'm looking forward to your future posts
Jeanna Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:10:16 AM
I'm a little late, but welcome to the genea-blogging world! I look forward to reading future narratives of your family history.

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