I started doing genealogy research back in 1997 shortly after my Nanna passed away. She had been orphaned at the age of 6 and never knew her extended family. What began as a search for family members turned into a passion and almost an obsession. I discovered that when I moved to Ulster County, New York, I had moved to the very area my grandmother's family had come from. To give names and faces to those who walked before me is to keep their memory alive. It is an honor to record their histories and to remember their final resting place.