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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Family Genealogy

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What is the most important thing to you? And no... I don't mean your Manolo Blahniks... I mean what do you truly value? I am pretty sure most of you are saying, "family". A family is something that is so important to each and everyone of us. But we can't truly appreciate our families till we know about them. That is why it is a good reason to have the family go over their genealogy.

There are so many free websites that offer genealogy information and several good programs that you can buy for your computer.... heck... there are even people you can pay to do your genealogy for you (which is what I am ALLLL for). It is important to appreciate and understand the sacrifices and accomplishments of the people before you.

My mom has worked really hard and long on our genealogy and helped us children learn where we come from. Because of her I have learned about my ancestors that tracked across the country on foot to find a new home, relatives that were so excited about coming to America that they jumped off the ship and swam to shore, and even a famous relative that was be-headed in France and afterwards stood up at the guillotines and took three steps... he now has a statue, street, and chapel named after him. I would never have known about this without her.

I know learning new things can be frustrating and complicated, so if this is the case for you then just ignore the programs and website... simply call up your dear sweet Grannie and ask her about the family. Not only will Grandma have some great and wonderful stories, but she will love the company and the visit.

Remember that each of us come from a family that has history that has gone on for hundreds of years, there are stories of motivation, drama, great sacrifices and love. Share those moments with your family, let them be proud of where they come from and what their family stands for.
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11 comments:

  1. What a fun thing to do. I have my post up for tomorrow, but will join you next week!

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  2. I do love genealogy! It is a hobby I intend to go crazy with when I'm not quite so busy with the present!

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  3. Genealogy is fascinating - there are other family members on both sides of the family that have done a bit of research so we have a very complete genealogy back at least 3 or 4 generations and then lots of other interesting things after that - even though it isn't complete!

    I hope to be able to do a bit of the research myself... later, when Lil Sugar is older!

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  4. I've been working on our genealogy for the past four years. My husband's whole family has been a challenge! I've only been able to trace one branch back. The rest is so difficult because they are such common names.

    I may write an article today. :) Last week was fun and it brought me new friends!

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  5. I am so needing to do this....I have no idea where my family comes from, I have gotten up to 4 generations here in the states but would like to know more beyond that. I do need to look into this. It is on my tickler.

    Great post!

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  6. This has been on my to-do list for quite some time now. We started it awhile ago and then left it but need to pick back up.

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  7. I had to do a gigantic genealogy project in high school. I really enjoyed working on it and we have traced our familes back in several branches to the 1600's.

    I posted a FMM. I hope I did it right, since this was my first!

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  8. Hi! Great post. You and I are on the same page. Wish I knew more about my genealogy. I did do a Family Moment Monday and linked to you. Thanks!

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  9. Great post!
    Love your FMM's.

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  10. I had to do this for a class, I found out that one of my relatives came over on the Mayflower.

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  11. This is a project that I would love to take on someday but it's just too much right now!
    It's so amazing to learn about your history though hey!

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