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Welcome to Walking Your Tree

Thank you for visiting my little corner of the Internet.  This is a place to read about my travels, process, and within the bounds of privacy and copyright, my findings as I research genealogy for myself and others.  I hope it is educational, entertaining…or at least not mind-numbingly boring.

What is Genealogy? 

I’m glad you asked!  At its very base, it is the study of family connections.  Fundamentally, genealogists research how people are related. As you might guess, that means we place a lot of emphasis on finding vital records — official documents like birth, marriage, and death certificates.  But modern genealogy includes so much more.  People want to know more than simply when their great-great-grandmother was married — they want to know who she wasContinue reading Welcome to Walking Your Tree