In 2011, my father had a heart attack.
After he was safe, but while he was still lying in a hospital bed, he told stories about his childhood. He just kept talking despite the doctors and nurses streaming in and out of his room.
What he told us that day made me realize what little we knew about where his people came from. It also made me want to look at mom’s well-documented heritage again.
This blog is a record of my discoveries about my family and myself.
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Thanks so much, Nikki. I’m working on my reply!
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.
Can you share that link? I have one set of gg grandparents I am stuck on.
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.
pdf sent. hopefully it’s not too big.
Got it. Thanks!
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!