30 Years Searching & So Far to Go!
I am excited about this program! For a little over 30 years I have slowly worked on my genealogy. Fortunately, I had relatives on both sides of the family that were willing to share family bibles and handwritten family histories, family graves, etc. Now I have a file of thousands of names. I searched in spurts, finding new branches and firming up old ones. I have contributed to the LDS Family History & also worked on their extraction program from time to time. Research has come a LONG way since I started. There were a lot of hours spent in the Nat’l Archives and Library of Congress in DC. It is amazing how much is out there; but, on the other hand, many mistakes are being made with so many people contributing. Once a royal line is tapped, and I found a few, the records go way back. However, I am extremely excited about the DNA work. If I had the money, I would love to firm up not only as Mary Boleyn really is my grandmother on both of my parents’ lines, and did Henry VIII father both of her first 2 children, over the 5 years she was his mistress. Not only that, what is the connection between my great-grandmother and the James brothers in Missouri. I still have so many questions, so much work and so little time.