Week 43: Memorable Genealogy Moment
. Think back to when you first started researching your family history. Is there a memorable early genealogy moment that stands out in your mind? Describe this event or discovery and how it impacted your research going forward.
Write a journal on FamilyTreeCircles about your memorable genealogy moment.
When you do, please put “[52 Weeks]” in the journal title somewhere so I can be sure to see it and feature it right here in this post. (I’m switching to a standard thing to put in the title, which will make it easier).
My Memorable Genealogy Moment
The moment that had the most impact on me, and what is probably the earliest genealogy memory that I have is from when I was a kid. My grandfather signed up my sister and me for a lifetime membership to the Massachusetts Mayflower Society.
30 years later, I’ve tried to do the same for my own children but alas, the Society has become much more strict on their application criteria, and I must fill in many blanks with primary sources, some of which I am afraid are not available.
While I do recognize the importance of sources, this saddens me because I feel this might give them the same jolt of excitement that I got so many years ago that has kept me interested in my own family history.
52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy
is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more.