I'm a Family History nut, major type. My major desire is to find and list the truth and nothing but the truth about any and all of my ancestors. True it may bring tears to another when they learn a person they have followed relentlessly was actually adopted. Or if a family member they may not have known about now disrupts their boat. The truth within Family History research can certainly hurt at times. From me there are no apologizes in this regard. Family History is an obsession with me. I love a good mystery, and searching through the 100-150 year old history we deal with is sometimes like looking for the proverbial needle in the hay stack.
I become frustrated, exuberant, sad, and extremely happy within the same day of tireless searching the web for my proofs, and long lost relatives.
To me it is the "Book of Life" and I owe it to each relative to see that their name appears within any book that I publish.
I can't make it to the old courthouses any longer, so the web is my world. Boy how that has grown, and continues daily. Not nearly as much fun nor as good a smell as going through the dusty smelly old records in the dungeons of the many courthouses my wife and I have been in over the years. But I can go from California to Georgia in a flash, and onto Canada, to England, you name it in one single day.
So there you have it in a nutshell.
Oh, I still do play the bagpipe on occasion,hence piperclr :} :} :}
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