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Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Might Be Done, But I'm Not!!

Ok, so I only made it a little over halfway during 2010, but I did get some bonuses in there! And I am not going to quit until the entire list is done!! I hope to finish most of it before I turn 41, but the one item that I know I won't be able to do before then is the Dallas State Fair because it doesn't happen until September. But if I can get all the rest done in the next 6 month, I'll be thrilled! And I WILL go to that fair next year! Plus, I'll see if I can add a few more bonuses for the new year! (I already have a huge one in the works, but I have to keep that under wraps for a few more months!)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Hundreds of Ancestors Found!!

I don't think that I will actually be done working on my family tree, but I've accomplished my initial goals of finding ancestors hundreds of years back and from different countries. I was thrilled to find a line going all the way back to 1490 in Scotland. And then I was ecstatic to find a line going all the way back to 1310 in England! I've also found a strong German line, which is particularly interesting to me since I was born there.

I had hoped, but didn't actually think that I'd be able to find anyone really important in my family tree. While I haven't found anyone who is famous in the traditional way, I have found two veterans of the American Revolution - one of whom has a cemetery named after him - and one veteran of the Civil War, along with some WWI and WWII veterans.

My ultimate goal is to take every line as far as I can into the past and then find some living descendants to get to know. I've been working hard on all of this for months and wouldn't have gotten very far at all if it weren't for ancestry.com!! It's an amazing site!!