When I first started doing genealogy it was all about growing the tree, going back one more generation. But before too long I had a tree with a bunch of records attached. Something seemed to be missing. I still needed to be in touch with who these people were.
Genealogy or Family History is not just kinship. It is also about identity. Who were my ancestors? What were there lives like? Each record holds a piece of the puzzle. I’ve talked to a lot of people who do genealogy and many want to tell the story and many don’t know where to start. I think the key is to do it as you go.
I want to do two things in this blog:
1. Talk about techniques we can use to help us tell the story
2. Tell a few stories as I go.
You are my kind of genealogical enthusiast. The names and dates are fun, but every record (almost) tells a story if you look for it. Thank you for joining GeneaBloggers on behalf of all of us who think “family history” rather than “family tree.”
I love “family history” rather than “family tree.” That is a great way to think about it. And that is what I am all about.
Yep, Genealogy puts names on a pedigree, Family History brings those names to life!