A big question for us all. Where are you in your research? Do you feel you are having success? Are you finding information you were hoping for? Do you ask for help?
These questions I have been ponder for about ten days now. Our world sorta went upside down regarding family recently. So I am wondering about all these questions and if am gone, will those left behind understand what I have done, where I have gone and what I have succeeded at and failed at.
Having lost over 35,000 names on the older computer I am not doing them again no, If the names run across my sites I tend to grab them again. I do not deeply dig. Still looking for the answers that were not found that I think may be pertinent.
Why do I say pertinent? Because I have learned that medical genealogy may save a family members life. It actually already has. Many drugs a brother can not take nor could my Mom, sister or I. When Mom was alive we shared our medical knowledge if anyones changed. That has helped for the children and grandchildren and their medical selves.
I used to look for cowlicks, bent fingers and twisted toes, red blotches on the skin, We have more knowledge now: Heart Attacks, Strokes, Blood Clots, Diabetes, Bronchitis, and the list goes on. How many of us have an irregular heart beat? I do. I only know of two others, but an ancestor at 24 died of heart attack., saddling a horse right after the CW. Was it do to irregular heart beat?
Having met so many relatives with my parents help and a very family orientated family it has helped to gather information. Even on my husband’s family side we used to converse often on how our children were doing and what veggie or fruit they tossed up,
So wondering if it is time to wrap it up and put it away and pray maybe someone will do a followup someday.
Following two leads that I would love to resolve before I stop.
The thing is does one ever really stop. Somehow I do not think so.
So are you working your way up the street or down? Are you satisfied where you are at in your research climb? Have you asked the right questions and are satisfied with the answers. Is it time to take stock and share it all with the world.
Ironic I did that in 1995, I blog now so much is already out there. I have trees in many places, MyHeritage.com, Ancestry.com, Reunion on my computer and working on Roots Magic to help my sister in law. O yes, I almost forgot Geni.com, which came long before most of these other ones. Then there is Family Search by LDS, I scan it once in a while because long ago it was so erroneous I refused to fix the systems errors any more. They have resolved many of their errors thankfully and are most helpful when asked.
Do not ever hesitate to ask for help. Some of my greatest finds were by helping someone else and my person would pop up.