|The re-purposed linen cupboard|
As is the case for many, I’m sure, you know bits of your family’s stories and history – the official and the passed-down / not verified.
There are things I’ve known for years: my family is complicated and relatively large. There are multiple marriages; children adopted out and in; and lots of children.
In primary school, I remember doing family trees for a couple of years, and coming home distressed. Just how much of our complicated history did I share?
I’ve dabbled in family history research over the years – more off than on, admittedly. I even, many, many years ago, bought family tree software (on a floppy disc!) and despaired! I’d paid money for this product which limited the information I could input – only three marriages a person allowed! I have a couple of nieces interested in our shared history. I feel obligated to do some serious work. It’s time to put it together; answer some questions; fill-in some gaps. As my progress continues, I’ll be sharing my discoveries and experiences – good and bad.