The Family Tree

For the last several years, I’ve had a growing interest in learning more about my family tree.  The internet makes finding that information easier than ever, so tonight I spent some time searching for information about my family.  Information, that was likely shared with me in my younger days, but since forgotten.

For example, I knew one of my grandmothers had given birth to 11 children.  What I didn’t know (or didn’t remember) is that this same grandmother was the oldest of 15 children.  Holy Smokes!!!!!  Those were some big families!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I remember hearing that my other grandmother had a baby who didn’t live long.  What I don’t remember ever hearing the name of that baby.  Tonight I discovered her name was Elsie and she was born on April 28th.  She was apparently names after my grandmother’s older sister.

In just an hour of searching I found names of great aunts and uncles, great-great grandparents, great-great-great grandparents as well as the names of their children.  Several Alfred’s and Mary’s.

History is amazing and I think I’ll continue to dig a little deeper.  I can only imagine what I’ll find growing on my family tree.

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