|That's me in the middle, when I was about 10 with my mom and sisters (Stacey - L, Tam- R)|
This whole time, I REFUSED to admit I was a genealogist. Tell me if you've heard this line before ...
"I don't need to do genealogy, my **mom has already done it all!"
**Insert the family genealogist name here**
And I stuck to my guns for a long time. I even WORK in genealogy (I am the administrative assistant for the Utah Genealogical Association) and have been for the past 3 years.
What changed? It was a combination of things really.
- I had a blast working closely with students in a new course at SLIG 2012 (Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy) this year, providing records on research problems they were assigned.
- My stake (this is a groups of 5 wards or congregations in my church) put out a challenge to work on finding & adding at least 2 new names to add to your family tree (cake).
- My kids thinkgenealogy. They LOVE going to the conferences (I think it's all the free candy). My own daughter, Bree (12 years old), has been very interested in learning how to index, especially with the 1940 Census.
I look forward to sharing my story with you as I explore this new world & hopefully along the way I can reach out to others like myself who are realizing this whole genealogy thing is not so bad ... lol!
(a.k.a. "DearMYRTLE's daughter)