Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ramblilng Genealogical Mind (TIP)

Rambling around the neighborhood looking for some clues, my mind was thinking and brooding and came upon a clue. Then as I was attempting to digest this information I was given a boost by the FTDNA people saying they had found a kin of mine. It seems we have a near perfect match all the way to 37 markers. Now to find the link. It appears this relative may have had their work research all done. I will have to determine what line we come off from. Elijah Scott your to new, my Thomas Scott is much older than you.

Then today as I was reading my mail my mind rambled away and came up with another clue.
Sometimes it is best if we just let go and let the mind work through the muddle and sort the
seed. I suspect if we rush it we miss many things and I am learning genealogy is not to be rushed if you want to arrive at the right door and the right place. Patience my mind and heart. Patience.

That is my tip or clue for the day. Still the mind and reflect the data, give it thought and share with others so that it becomes instilled. Let the mind wander and sort it through.
Then maybe it will also come to you.

1 comment:

  1. Thomas Paine said it best:
    "There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking, and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord”
    I also feel that research and other forms of creativity have an ebb and flow to them and sometimes - when things are not moving forward at a fast clip - people interpret it as a stall, rather than seeing it as part of the natural order of things.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts,
    Evelyn in Montreal