My interest in genealogy arose as I listened to the many memories and stories my mother and grandmother told me about their lives and their family history. Unfortunately, I did not start researching until it was too late to ask my grandmother the thousand questions I have about her ancestors.
In 2009 I moved to Washington, D.C. and had the good fortune to meet a relative who had the Civil War diary of an ancestor that she shared with me. Helen Greene also shared her research and enthusiasm. The easy access to the National Archives, Revolutionary War and Civil War Pension files, and the DAR library, quickly prompted me to pursue genealogy. In 2013 we moved overseas for the fourth time. Although my ability for onsite research in the U.S. was limited, I had the good fortune to meet someone who introduced me to the world of blogging about family history. It expanded my research, prompting me to include cultural context in my family stories. I have connected with distant relatives and shared information, photographs, and stories.
This research is ongoing and new discoveries compel me to continue and expand the family tree. As I travel this road, I welcome any connections and new information about these ancestors. I am happy to share what I have learned, but if you re-post or republish this information, please credit me and link to my website. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.