Saturday, October 10, 2009

My Accomplishments with Genealogy

Exactly what does one call an accomplishment. Is it the finding the answers to the puzzle pieces? Is it the locating the families of long ago connections? Is it the keeping of the data current and correctly posted and shared with others?
An Accomplishment is really in the eye of the beholder.

For my accomplishments with satisfaction so far they are all interconnected. The finding of distant kin long forgotten and the locating of pictures and people and documents to verify the family story left to me by my Grandfather's Cecil Lee HOFFMAN and Carl F JONES.

Grandfather Cecil's information was interesting and exciting. By accident I found the link we were told of that we did not believe was real. ( HAAAY Grandpa.)

Grandfather Jones was also as interesting by what he did and did not share. ( I found IT Grandfather .)Most of my accomplishments would not have happened if it had not been for these two gentlemen. Of course, there was much work to be in finding the answers but the foundation was laid by them.

The web page ( we built) with my cousin Helen Durbin's assistance is to share with others to help them, all move forward in finding answers. Helen researched in Pennsylvania and I did mine from the west coast of California and some in WYO, NE and IOWA.

What is the most satisfying of all that I have done I would say is the accumulation of all the above. The meeting more kin, the sharing with others, the learning of our background, they all
file in the top; of course being married 50 years, raising five children and helping with ten grandchildren all fill in the mix. Helping them to understand the legacy that was left them to carry forward was and is my ultimate goal.

1 comment:

  1. I agree it is hard to pin point one or ten top satisfying moments as they are all wonderful experiences that usually lead to new information. Sometimes those smallest discoveries are what lead us to that big find.