Genealogy and Ancestry
Welcome to my latest addiction, Genealogy!
Ironically, one of my very favorite life long sayings is this:
"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely
Regarding genealogy, no truer words were ever said.
The last few years have found me tracking down our ancestors. Honestly, it's
been one of the most rewarding ventures I've ever done. I'm very pleased
to be able to hand down this work to our children.
While the study of genealogy doesn't answer the 'all important' question
of "Why am I here?" --it does answer the question
of "How am I here?" It is beyond interesting to read
about the lives of those people who lived before us, people whom we've never
met, usually know nothing about and who are basically mysterious strangers
to us --but those very people live on through us the by blood that runs through
Genealogy is the second largest hobby in the world. With the internet, it's
so much easier than it would have been just one generation ago. Before the
internet, a person who was truly interested and committed to learning their
ancestry would've had to have hired a "professional genealogist", and that
would have cost big bucks! The genealogist would have to travel all over
the world to review legal documents in Court Houses and Churches. Now anyone
with a modem and a credit card can do it!
But, I could not have done anything without my subscription to
me to get a little commercial here, if you're serious about building your
family tree you have to start somewhere. I've been very pleased with
At first I was little peeved at what I thought was an expensive annual
subscription, ($199.00) but after having it and using it for over a year
and being able to build such a large database of useful, pertinent, personal
information of our ancestors, I realize that what I have now is
The best part is that at
Ancestry.com, you can
try their FREE TRIAL to see if genealogy is your thing!
I would like to thank all the volunteers who've spent massive amounts
of their personal time transcribing old records, such as; Federal Census
records, old Church and Parish records, State Birth, Death and Marriage records,
State Land records and Immigration records. Without all of these volunteers
hard work, none of us would be able to search the digitized versions of the
documents. So, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
My husband's and my genealogy:
Working on my husband's side has been much more fulfilling because we've
got proven family lines going back to the 1600's and unproven lines going
back to the 1300's. If your relatives have been in America for a few centuries
you'll have much better luck tracking them down than if they were recent
See my husband's genealogy
My family are all Russian Jews who left their respective homelands with only
the shirts on their back and in fear for their lives from Czarist Russia
(1910-1920) and their relatives who chose not to immigrate and who remained
in Russia and old Europe were then slaughtered in the Holocaust. I am a (proud)
second generation American. My four grandparents were from Minsk Belarus,
Poland, Lithuania and Odessa Russia. I am thankful that they all made the
fortuitous trek to the United States of America, the greatest country in
Lastly, email me if you get addicted
to genealogy because of this webpage and/or if you think we're related!