|I am retired, widowed and live in Indiana. I do volunteer indexing and arbitrating for family search.com. It is one of them most rewarding things I have ever done. I find all aspects of geneology fascinating.|
My cousin and I have decided to drag up the ancestors as something to pass on to our kids. I have had a lot of fun digging through all the info we have. Some people would not find it interesting but we do.
Of our family name "Ervine/Ennis" there are not as many of us still alive as there once was. Kathie and I are now one of the "older" generations with our children not far behind. Growing up when we did we find that it was a blessing getting to know all our aunts, uncles and cousins. We never considered anyone in our family a great (whoever), second (whatever), etc. because everyone was part of our family! It was how we were raised with knowing everyone as just family.
I am a strong fighter to bring awareness and a cure to Pancreatic Cancer. I lost my oldest child to Pancreatic Cancer on Mar. 29,2011. It is my mission in what life I have left to bring awareness to this EVIL DISEASE. It is a promise I made to David before he passed. Check out pancan.org for devastating imformation. NEVER think you are beyond this EVILNESS because it can happen to you or someone you love. KNOW IT! FIGHT IT! END IT!
We are always looking for Ervine, Ennis, Pearce, Messersmith and on and on and on. :) They are and will always be a part of our family and NEVER considered to be in a long line of relative. Kathie and I love our family today, yesterday and even into tomorrow.
I want everyone to know that when I ask for a transfer of a family member, please remember that they are not just a family member but a piece of my past because I knew them and grew up with them in my life. My ancestors have been in my life forever in stories or just a part of my growing up.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope this gives a better understanding of why my family is important to me. God bless all who stop by.