about nwj

In 2011, my father had a heart attack.

After he was safe, but while he was still lying in a hospital bed, he told us stories about his childhood. My father just kept talking despite the doctors and nurses streaming into his room.

Listening to his stories made me realize what little we knew about his family. I wanted to learn more about where his people came from and re-discover my mom’s well documented heritage.

This blog is a record of my discoveries about my family and myself.

8 thoughts on “about nwj”

  1. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! My link is

    http://bobandemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/liebster-award/

    These are the rules:
    The Liebster Award is awarded to bloggers with under 200 followers to try to promote their blog a little and also bring together a community of bloggers. The rules of the competition are as follows:
    The nominated user must provide a link bank to the person who nominated them.
    Provide 11 facts about yourself.
    Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
    Choose 11 more people and ask them 11 questions.

  2. Thanks, Angela! I’ve found an article giving 20 suggestions for breaking through dead-ends, if you’d like the link. I actually used it and succeeded in breaking though my great grandparents’ dead-ends.

      1. The article has been taken off the website, Deb. But I’ve scanned it and can send it to you. My email is on the site; send me an email and I’ll send the scan to you. If anyone else wants it, just let me know.

        Oh! And I was wrong it has 41 suggestions for breaking thru dead-ends.

  3. I think this sounds great! I can’t wait to hear more about what you uncover. I’ve researched one branch of my family tree back many generations, but the other side seems to dead-end at my great-grandparents. I love to hear people’s stories!

Tell me about it.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s