Thursday, September 15, 2011

Be Prepared to be Mortified

Once you commit to finding information about your family history, be prepared for information that may surprise, mystify and yes, even mortify you. For example:
·    You learn a child was born less than four months after a recorded marriage OR you uncover the birth of a child (or children) prior to a marriage.
·    You find a relative listed in a census as a patient in an insane asylum OR based on death records, you discover that an ancestor’s death was actually a suicide.
·    Your soldier ancestor was listed as missing or dead after a particular battle and you discover he lived, but never came home to his family; instead, he started a new family in another state.
There are so many family stories out there, waiting to be uncovered, and not all of them will be positive. Many of these stories may already be part of family lore; many may have been kept a closely guarded secret for generations. What’s your family’s secret story?
Discover your roots and watch the branches of your family tree begin to grow.
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