I was inspired to start my genealogical journey in the 1970s by the TV mini-series, "Roots." After talking with both grandmothers and taking down what they remembered, I ran out of ideas. After all, I lived in a small town with no genealogical resources and there was (gasp!) no Internet.
In the early 1990s, I started again with the considerable resources available at the Dallas Public Library. And while I appreciate the conveniences of the Internet, there really is research that still requires a real physical genealogical library. Support your local public library!
Here's what I've learned in my genealogical journey:
* If you simply absorb someone else's work, you haven't taken the journey -- you've just looked at the postcards. Do your own genealogical research!
* It's not all available on the Internet
* Get out in the field
* Go to the library
* Join a local genealogical society
* Don't believe everything you're told, especially if it doesn't seem to make sense.
* Back everything up with a source
No Find a Grave members followed yet.