Many people often ask why do you work on your family history, or what got you started into your search into your family history? For me, I don't think that it was any specific thing that happened. Probably back in 2008 I was bored one day and I think I seen either a commercial or an ad on TV for Ancestry.com. I was bored and sitting at home by myself and thought I will do the free trial ( I think it was for 2 weeks) and then I would cancel it if I didn't like it. Needless to say, I never canceled it, and have renewed it several times over. I remember first starting looking on ancestry.com and finding trees that others had done on my family and thinking WOW, this is the greatest thing. Then the bug struck!!! I had been doing it on and off til
sometime last year when I started doing it all of the time.
I remember when I first started calling my family with each new thing no matter how significant I would be
on the phone with my mother or father one talking to them about it. Luckily, I live in a small town, so even though all of my grandparents have already passed there is still quite a few around that remember them and those before them, plus I still have aunts and one uncles on my paternal grandmother's side that I have asked
quite a few questions to and that haved helped me a lot.
My first child was born in 2010 and my second in 2011. It was somewhere between those births that I
really wanted to know where I had come from in order to leave it for my children and their children. I have
to admit its been hard and I have hit and am still hitting roadblocks but it is still completely worth it to me.