My research into my family’s genealogy is being partially written as blogs. In addition to these stories, there are numerous notes attached to the main database, (menu on bottom “Johnson Family Genealogy”. Rather by blog or note, this information and research exist to preserve, provide a chronological record, and as a guidepost for future generations. With this format, I have developed a direction and the encouragement to share some of our history.
This writing is an attempt for me to tell my family’s story “out loud.”
By writing out all that I have been told or have found in my research, I will discover gaps, errors, or bad assumptions — this can be a good thing! It will help me identify future and further research that needs to be done, missing pieces, and assumption that might need to be revisited, or even rethought.
While working on my genealogy I have heard from relatives (most of who have past on now) stories and narratives of past incidents about members of the family. In addition to this storytelling, my research has also identified other events and details that have occurred in my relatives’ past. From wherever these stories came — passed on by relatives, from my research, or arbitrary found in my research — they all tell the story of my family and its history.