October 20, 2010


Hello and welcome to A Sense of Family!

In many ways, fall seems like a natural time for new beginnings. I’m excited about starting this journey into the blogging community, but somehow I feel like a kid starting a new school—eager, anxious, hopeful, and a little bit scared, all at the same time!

Family history is a fascinating pursuit, isn’t it? It’s a joy to make the discoveries that connect us to our ancestors. It’s challenging to flesh out their life stories by researching the places and events that shaped them. And it’s exciting when the puzzle pieces actually fit together! I feel a great satisfaction knowing where I fit into the larger stream of history.

My adventures in finding these connections and stories will be the main focus of my blog. I’m a “transitional” genealogist, which means I’m still actively learning. Through this blog I aim to record some of my family history discoveries, as well as some things I’ve found helpful. Since I’m from Ohio, I hope to share a few insights into Ohio research as well. And if I find a great new tool, a hot tip, or a database that looks promising, I’ll pass it along. I hope you’ll join me for the journey!

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