Of course, doing genealogy means every day is a day of family time. But this week and next will be time with the current members of the family—starting this week with my dear grandson Nate.
He’s been with us all week, and it’s been such a pleasure to be with this wonderful boy. He was my initial inspiration for researching my family’s history. When he was born six years ago, it made me think about the links back in a long chain that didn’t start with his parents, his grandparents, or his great-grandparents. It started long before that, but I knew nothing, or almost nothing, about those earlier generations. I wanted to be able to share their stories with him, but first I had to learn those stories myself.
So here I am, six years later, still working at it and planning to do so until I am done. And as genealogists often say, we are never done. Maybe my grandchildren won’t care about any of this—at least until they have grandchildren. But just in case, I am sticking to it.
The blog may be relatively quiet in the next week or so, though I do have a few things that I am almost ready to post. (And I may also fall behind in reading other blogs, but I will catch up.) My mission is far from complete, so for all those generations to come, I will return to tell the stories of the generations who came before them.