Finding the Right Genealogical Software and “How To” Books and Videos For You, Part 1

For someone who may be new to doing genealogical research and doesn’t yet have a firmly-established system of methods, like myself, you may find it helpful to use a book or a piece of software or videos to help guide you, and provide tips and advice on how to go about searching for your ancestors, especially if you don’t have a lot of time or financial resources to work with.

I’ve looked at a number of different genealogy books and resources over the years… Continue reading

“Life can only …

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
– Soren Kierkegaard

Does it sound trite, opening up with these words on a blog, dedicated to telling the story of my own personal search for my roots? Maybe a little. You can’t deny it, though. Life just doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense when you’re right in the middle of it… Continue reading

…Rivers always reach the sea

“Then as it was,
Then again it will be.
Though the course may change sometimes,
Rivers always reach the sea.

Like stars of fortune,
Each has separate rays.
On the wings of maybe,
Down in birds of prey.
Kind of makes me feel sometimes,
I didn’t have to grow.
But as the eagle leaves the nest,
He got so far to go.”

(Lyrics from the song, “Ten Years Gone”, by English rock band Led Zeppelin, from their 1975 album Physical Graffiti)