Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Who stays and who goes?

Am I the only one who periodically adds and subtracts who shows up on their blog? I just thought I'd ask. I've found that I must because some I no longer follow so how can I honestly leave them up.

I've also decided that while I am still trying to stay away from entering a lot of contests (so addicting), I will not be putting buttons on my blog if it is not a blog I like and follow regularly. (You know I have to keep up on what's new!)

What's your story?

What got you started tracing your family history? This was the question Ancestry.com asked in FaceBook.

After my mom, I will be the oldest of the "Vaughan Family" she and my dad started. So while she is still around, while I am still around, I want something to pass on to the kids of the family who someday might want to see the branches and leaves of the tree and even share it with others to come.

Are other benefits? (She asks herself?)

Oh yes! If I have searched some of this correctly, I have found some historical people I have read about in some of the historical books I have read...makes the reading even more fun.

And the pictures other people have found of some of our relations are great! Stories, too! I've even gotten to meet a couple of them who have help me in my searches. Unlike the kids we just had each other, Aunt Ruby and Granddaddy. I was really too young to remember my mom's dad. I never met either of my grandmothers.  The kids, that generation after my sisters and I, do have each other as do their kids...so many the same ages. It's great they will have stories to share as well as time. I just hope their enjoy this tree with pictures and stories as well as I have the research.