Alex Haley, author "Roots", 1976
My research into my family’s genealogy is partially being written as blogs. In addition to these stories, there are numerous notes attached to the main database in the TNG website. Rather by blog or note, this information and research exist to preserve, provide a chronological records, and as a guidepost for future generations. With this format, I have developed a direction and the encouragement to share some of our history.
From my research while working on my genealogy, I have heard from relatives (most of who have past on now) narratives, situations, and 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 where ever these stories came — passed on by relatives, from my research, or arbitrary found in books, magazines, or newspapers — they all tell the story of my family and its history.
This blog is an attempt for me to tell my family’s story “out loud.” By writing out all that I have been told and 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.
Notes on the blogs
The blogs are listed in reverse chronological order by date.
The “menu” can be found in top right corner of the website.
At the bottom of each blog page you will find an area for comments or to add additional information.
The cartoons that appear in my websites are from “Bill Watterson,” an American cartoonist and the author of the comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes,” which was syndicated from 1985 to 1995.
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