Our Ancestry

Our Ancestry

A Story by Susie Q
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"Memories of Days Gone By"

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       On this sad day of reflection,when a horrible event happened to so many families,

it changed their family history and the history of our country. It brings to my mind why

I am so grateful to computer technology to be able to bring my own family history more than hundred years ago for me to share with my children and future generations.

       Just to be able to research our family history is an awsome thing that I never even

imagined. Some things are very sad and some happy but there are things we may have

never thought some of our family might do. We may have heard over the years about a

grandfather and his family and that he was a blacksmith on the railroad so many years ago

but then found out that his father was a blacksmith. There was a great-grandfather on

the other side that was a blacksmith.

        To be able to look up the history, a place in another state where one of our parents

lived long ago. To find one of the settlers in that place was the father to a special lady

that married an uncle. To find that my dads half brother died at age 20, leaving a wife

and three month old baby after a horrific accident where he worked and to learn his own

father died just 20 years before. His mother would have been a widow in her early twenties when he was just a baby, leaving her with him and his three year old brother to raise. She remarried years later and was the mother to my father and his siblings, my  grandmother.

 A great-grandmother and her brother died the same day in different places.

        I probably have  been told of some family history but when I was a child and over

many years we forget. With the help of the U.S. Federal Census, information from a

library in an ancestors hometown  or obituary we can find so much information.

It is so rewarding to find out about our ancestors.

        If you might be interested there is a program on TV "Who Do You Think You Are" and

it tells stories of celebrities searching for their ancesters. Another program worth watching

if it is shown in your area called "History Detectives."

 

 

      

 

 

 

 


© 2011 Susie Q



Author's Note

Susie Q
I haven't written anything for awhile so I hope you will excuse mistakes and thank you for reading. Instead of playing games I hold family history close to my heart.
I hope this piece doesn't bore anyone. Give it a try sometime!

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So many people do not care who or where they came from. A few years ago I did all of our family history and it is in book form at our Family Reunion site so all in the family can always look at it and see names by pictures..Always name those old pictures if you can//Interesting piece..valentine

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Great piece:)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Thank you for sharing with me. Keep on penning.

Posted 6 Years Ago


That's really good, and it's interesting to learn that about your families. I love to learn about my family history, and I'm glad that you do too!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

It's not boring. I totally agree with you. I think discovering family history is fascinating. It helps you move through the great mystery of what people who are related to you were like and what brought you into this world we live in now? Of course, it's also cool to learn about the history they were actually were apart of and what they did.


Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like the way you penned the importance of family history, plus reading a bit of yours, I like the theme of your story and it is good to read. Nice write.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hello,
I enjoyed the effort you put into your past and find it interesting how your search for your ancestors makes many wonder where they come from.
Life and light!
TT-TTO-NI-K
Elk

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Interesting............. thank you.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is really nice. Interesting tale of a family. This is great that you are sharing your family tales with us. I enjoyed it.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nicely said! Family history is so valuable and cherished. We all have defining places and moments that we come from...it's important to grasp and hold those gold nuggets in a safe. I love using Ancestry.com! It has helped me discover a large part of my family and connect with others who I haven't known or haven't been familiar with in many moons. Thank you for sharing a thoughtful piece...

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

History of family is very important. I like the information you shared. Have fun and be safe.
Coyote

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Susie Q
Susie Q

Columbus, OH



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