I began growing curious about my family's history and our roots in early 2010. The genealogy for my father's side of the family had pretty well been done some years earlier, but my mother's family was still a mystery. I knew my grandfather came from Missouri to Oregon with his family when he was a child, and I knew my grandmother's mother had been adopted. But beyond that... I knew little.
So, I decided to create an ancestry.com account and check out the 2 week free trial. I was floored with the amount of information that was at the tips of my fingers! I was hooked and spent those two weeks in a flurry of charts, census records, you name it. Well... I slowed down, mainly for my sanity, and I have since spent a lot of time searching for my family's various roots.
So why am I writing a blog about this now? 2 years into my research? Because I wanted to share stories I have learned and the paths of research with my family, and anyone else who might be remotely interested in this journey.