I have been gathering basic information about genealogy for several years. I have copies of several forms (which I need to fill out) and I have several pages of questions to ask relatives (which I combined from several different websites). I often wondered how I would get to ask those questions since I only have a few uncles on my mother’s side of the family still living and they all live out of state.
I thought about asking a few questions in each phone call or writing several letters with a question/answer format, but decided I wanted to ask these questions in person to see the smiles on their faces while recalling a specific memory. I had been trying to get some vacation time for several months, but then the unthinkable happened.
My Uncle Bill suddenly passed away.
Again, I have more questions than answers. (Do you see a theme here? I even have two other relatives that I missed the opportunity of asking questions due to a death-besides my father and uncle). I am always a day late and a dollar short as the saying goes.
The only difference this time is that I have a few other family members on my mother's side that can help provide me with some answers and memories about her side of the family.
Now, it is time to get to know some of my family. Please join me in quest as I go “Searching For Ancestors”.