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What inspired you to start your research?

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Re: What inspired you to start your research?

Postby VickiM » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:28 pm

I sort of started on a whim about 18 months ago. We've always been very much about inherited traits and I wanted to find out more and go further back.

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Re: What inspired you to start your research?

Postby grandma » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:40 am

I realised, after my brother's death, that I was the only person left in my family & that I knew nothing beyond my maternal grandparents (my paternal grandparents had both died before I was born). I now have grandchildren and want them to know their family histories. It's been fascinating and frustrating!

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Re: What inspired you to start your research?

Postby Guy » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:27 am

It was very simple for me; I was born.

Family history has been part of my way of life since infancy. I was plonked at a desk in a church before I could write with tracing paper and an original parish register and shown how to trace letters, that was part of the way I learned to write.
At other times I would be washing family gravestones with my mum and siblings. It was just something we did growing up.
I suppose the main inspiration was because of my grandfather's interest in genealogy (he compiled a tree and book of wills which he published and gave to his children).

But really I was doomed at birth. ;)
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