Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

For several months now, I have been methodically reviewing my database, updating each person and adding sources. In some cases, people that don’t belong have even been deleted.

This task is progressing fairly well. I am now over halfway through the 13-page list. There is light at the end of the tunnel!

What will I do when I complete the list? Well, beside dancing, that is…

Do to time constraints, the majority of my research has been done online. In most cases, that has yielded satisfactory results.

But with my direct-line ancestors, I want to dig deeper. I want to know more about their everyday lives. And there’s only one way to do that:


Gonna have to turn away from my computer screen and pick up a pencil and start writing letters (I guess I could use OpenOffice for this :)).

I’ll also need to make more trips to the library and court house and to the local FamilySearch Center.

In short, I’ll have to do my work the old-fashioned way: LEGWORK!

In order to keep up with this more meticulous research, I have set-up a wiki site at PBworks. I am gradually creating pages for my direct-line ancestors. This wiki is open for viewing by everyone and if we have an ancestor in common and you would like contribute, please let me know. I welcome the collaboration!



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