By L Caldwell
October 17, 2016 12:46pm CST
I absolutely have enjoyed finding and learning about mine and my husband's ancestors. I am now filling in the cousins to learn about more people in the family tree. I hope to write books about our family history to give to my children. Something they can pass down to their own children.
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• United States
@moffittjc My dad's maternal and paternal side are heavy irish and scottish. My mom's paternal side is French mostly. That is also where the the closest generation of native american came from. Her paternal grandmother's side were english and goes back to a lot of Scottish also. My maternal grandmother's side is mixed UK and Irish mostly. Oh also have Italian on my maternal grandfather's side. That was a big surprise.
• United States
19 Oct 16
@theBlock only reason why we could go back so far on those lines are because they were well documented through history. Some are stories passed down through history and some are actual historical stories with proof. I love learning and researching both. :) The fabled stories give me something to research and learn more and truthful stuff in History which is a hobby for me. I might even use the influences to write a historical fiction based around the fabled stories and a little of the factual history.
17 Oct 16
What a great thing to do for your children. My youngest sister did that many years ago and found a lot of long, lost relatives. A few of the older people our families were not too happy when family secrets were uncovered though.