Sunday, October 14, 2012

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy - Week 42

Week 42: Biggest Genealogy Accomplishment. What do you feel is your biggest genealogy accomplishment? What were the steps you took to get there, and what was the end result?

I can't say that I've had a "big" genealogy accomplishment.  Putting together my family tree has been a step-by-step and day-by-day endeavor. I've had multiple thrilling moments when I was able to hold an original document in my hand in an archives. I've had those gratifying moments when the genealogy-technogical world collided and I was able to get that report I wanted out of my software, or upload my webpage and it both looked and functioned as I intended.  I've broken through minor brick walls, but often that was done either with the aid of new-found genealogy Internet friend or genealogy work that had been done previously. Collaboration with other researchers has helped sort out some difficult problems when earlier faulty research had led us down the wrong path.  I've been very happy to have helped others connect to their families or to  helped them find records they did not know existed.  It could be that my biggest accomplishment was the day I decided to start this journey and see what I could find out about my family!  I discovered my passion which has enriched my life in so many ways.