Wow! It has been over four months since I’ve posted anything here. I hope I will do better in the future. There has been a lot of changes in these last four months. My wife has a new job in North Dakota, which resulted in our moving from Texas in July. I am currently playing the role of stay-at-home dad, getting our daughter ready for school, unpacking (which I’m not doing a very good job of) and then begin house hunting.
Also, during this time of change, I began thinking about my family history again and decided that now would be a good time to get started again on that. We recently traveled to Utah to attend a nephew’s wedding and my wife’s high school reunion. During that trip I was able to visit my parent’s grave site and see the head stone for the first time. This event reinforced the need for me to work on my genealogy.
Upon returning home, I started up my genealogy software and began looking at what I had. It was a mess! Few, if any, good source citations for some of my more distant ancestors along with a lot of conflicting information. I had done most of my past research using Ancestry.com and I admit I added items to my tree without really verifying things. Well, since we were starting a new journey in North Dakota I decided I would start over with my genealogy. I deleted my family tree from Ancestry.com and upgraded my desktop software to Family Tree Maker for Mac 3. I have also been watching a lot of the videos from Ancestry.com’s YouTube Channel to learn more about the proper way to source entries and do research.
I’m now in the process of researching and entering my family history with the goal of having better sources for other’s to follow. I’ll be posting my experiences here as I re-discover my past.