The second day of a brand new year! 2012! Wow!
Do you know who you are? Have you traced your family roots? Do you know where you come from?
One time I asked my husband, his two brothers and his sister a question. What was your grandmother’s name? All four of them knew the answer to that. They all said “Grandma!”
I was the one that told them their paternal grandmother was Mary S. Smith and their maternal one was Clara Teresa South.
Does it matter? To me it is very important to know who my ancestors were. Only one of them was still alive when I was born… my mother’s mom, Lena White Hutchison, who married James Reid Andrews. She died Dec 21, 1931.
I’ve traced back to 1620, to those who came on the Mayflower! Mom’s side to Francis Cooke, and on my Dad’s side to Steven Hopkins. Legend had it that Mom’s side came on the Mayflower, but it wasn’t documented until I did it. My dad’s side had no idea of the Mayflower connection, until I discovered it.
So, if you are wondering what kind of a project you can have in this brand new year, consider genealogy, and go find yourself.
Remember, this is not a dress rehearsal!