What do you get when you combine a history buff with a family history buff…?
I knew this would be very dangerous for me, but I did it anyway. And now I don’t want to do anything else! I’m totally hooked.
The answer to the two buff question?
Spend the whole weekend tracking down ancestral trees! It was a blast! I found one great grandfather who had two wives (consecutively, that is) and half siblings, and dead kids, and lots of other people no one else in my family knew about.
It’s the best detective novel going! I’ve already made it as far back as six generations. I’m trying to get all the way back to my family’s tie to Sir Francis Drake, to satisfy early childhood stories I heard about his pirate booty waiting in some bank for his rightful heirs to plunder. : )
Who knows what else I’ll find along the way.
If you’ve started, how many generations back have you made it?