The idea of creating a website to tell my family stories has been rolling around in my head for a couple of years now. First, was the idea of creating a YouTube channel where I could create short videos and record family stories as I interview family. The more I thought about the idea, the more I realized the magnitude of taking on such an endeavor.
As I searched for and explored other ideas and options to tell the stories, and looked for the right solutions, the little whispering kept coming to me, to just start. So that is what I’m doing, I’m starting. That little whispering, as I think about it reminds me of the movie Field of Dream where the voice says, “If You Build It, He Will Come.
The stories will come from my research, journals, books, family pedigrees, family group sheets, and stories that have been given to me. Where I can, I will include photos of individuals, and snap shoots or records. I will have a page or two dedicated to photos of people with unknown names found in my grandmother’s belongings at her death. My hope for this page will be that someone will recognize a photo and be able to tell me who they are.
As I go on this quest to discover my family, their histories, and their stories, I hope that you will join me and feel inspired to search out your own families. If you are so inspired, I would love to hear some of your family stories, they always encourage me to do more.
Now given the frailties of men, you will find errors and misspellings but that is to be expected as our ancestors had them so do I as a descendent of them. So if you come across one, just drop me a note and I will do my best to clean it up and fix it.