For me, starting a genealogy blog is a little like starting genealogy research. I have lots of different ideas for my posts, just like I had lots of ancestors that I wanted to find out about.
So as not to make the same mistake I made with my research, let me take a deep breath, not get ahead of myself and introduce you to “Aunt Barb’s Papers”, and well, Aunt Barb.
Why “Aunt Barb’s Papers”?
When my niece Courtney was younger and I just started researching, I couldn’t seem to be around any of my family without showing off a print out of something I found, a census record, a death certificate or a newspaper article. She started making comments such as “here comes Aunt Barb and her papers”. Well, not so long after, Aunt Barb’s papers helped Courtney with a school assignment (although I supplied her with far more information than was needed for her assignment).
So who is Aunt Barb?
Although I have been doing research on my family for 10 calendar years, I still consider myself a beginning amateur genealogist. I am a casual researcher, putting in about 10 hours a month. I have about 9,000 individuals in my tree but many without reliable sources because when I started I wasn’t very good at recording where I got my information. So now I’m trying to go back and correct my rookie mistakes.
So, I hope that you will enjoy following along with me on my journey.