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I've been actively tracking my family ancestry for over 12 years, but have had a lifetime interest in those who came before me. As a History major in college, I focused on the wherefore and why of people and events in history.

My maternal grandparents lived with me during my formative years, so I was privy to the oral stories of the family. My immediate family, for at least three generations, lived in Chicago, IL Research has found relatives who once resided in Missouri, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Wisconsin, Buffalo, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

With the assistance of friends who love genealogy, I've discovered the Welsh, Norwegian, Austrian/German, and Czech ancestors.

As a fan of mysteries and Sherlock Holmes, my investigative reporter instincts have served me well. It is my hope to write the family history and share it with my cousins so that we may pass this down to our children.

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