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“Over the course of the millennia, all these ancestors in your tree, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time—to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have gone before. Hopes and dreams for a better world. What will you do with your time on this Earth? How will you contribute to the ongoing story of humankind?” ~ Laurence Overmire

Who Do You Think You Are? Well Who?

Posted by TonyaKeittKalule

Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History is a book that I picked up when I attended my first meeting at the Southern California Genealogy Society Library.  We just gathered talked and had lunch together. I thought it would be a good way to get to know the people that are involved with this organization.  We were graced with the vast knowledge of an archivist and genealogy specialist from the local branch of the National Archives.  Kerry recommended a few resource must-haves and made me painfully aware that I have not even scratched the surface with my research, in all that I have done. So I am more than ready to move on to the next phase of this.
 I was fortunate enough to get an autograph copy of the book, Who Do You Think You Are?: The Essential Guide to Tracing Your Family History.  The Author Megan Smolenyak is chief family historian and spokesperson for
She is also a pretty engaging writer.

I am sure many have seen the show with the same name as the book on NBC. It has a great deal of people intrigued and getting serious about finding the history of their own families.  This is something that all families should start.  If you are not the one to start gathering and researching, then help the one that is.  We all know how quickly time goes by, so take time and just write down what you know, and put it in a safe place, so it could be found by another family member.


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