Barry's Relatively Speaking: Ultimate in Genealogical Challenge

Posted on Sep 20, 2012

Barry's Relatively Speaking shares the personal experiences and stories of genealogists found in the Everton Genealogical Helper Magazine collection on Betty shares the following experience.

My maternal grandmother was adopted at age two, and grew up to marry my grandfather, who had become an orphan at the age of two! Rather the ultimate in genealogical challenges, wouldn't you say? My mother and I often talked about unraveling the mysteries of her ancestry, but thinking there was plenty of time, never got around to it. Then, two years ago, Mama died suddenly at the age of sixty-four.

I've been actively involved in genealogy for eighteen months now, and I always imagine Mama peeking over my shoulder as I open mail from all over the United

States, Canada, England, Sweden, etc. How delighted and thrilled she would have been! I guess my message is: don't procrastinate! Time's a-wastin' more than you think.

May I please express my gratitude to my genealogy teachers, Franklyn and lone Brown, and the L.D.S. Church, for opening the door to one of the most enriching and rewarding experiences of my life, -the researching of my family origins.

Also, many thanks to your readers, who have given me invaluable family information, in response to my queries. Thank you too, - for being there!

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