The Base of the Tree

Family trees have to start with someone. Mine starts with a soft-spoken city dweller who blogs to gain a writing and genealogical community.

After 20-odd years of either letting my passion for writing sit idle or allowing my job to dilute it, I find I still fit in my creative writing pants. Nothing inspires me more than the stories I uncover when I research my family tree, so The Relative Cartographer is a little fiction and a little nonfiction.

It takes quite a bit of time to research my people enough to write about them, so to fill space in between you’ll find short fiction pieces, some genealogy-related and some purely from my imagination. To gather up all of my genealogy posts to read, click on the link “true family stories” in the banner up above. For fiction, click the “not so true” link.

8 thoughts on “The Base of the Tree

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

    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!

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