July 19, 2006 at 10:09 pm (Uncategorized)

My buddy, Dick Small, has been whining like mad for me to start a blog so he can post creative and funny comments. Yes, I do have a dark side and this is partly for him.

The title of the blog is Family Tree Junkie and describes me to a tee. I’ve been researching my family tree for the past 8 years on both my maternal and paternal sides.

My father’s side is straight from Ireland way back in the early 1830’s. It’s interesting that throughout the generations they’ve pretty much married other folks from Ireland. So there’s alot of Irish in the blood.

My mother’s lines are more complicated. We believe her father’s line was from Austria but we haven’t been able to prove it yet. Her mother’s line, we believe, were from England and my great-grandmother’s line, we believe were probably from Sweden but again, we can’t prove it yet and are still researching these lines.

Researching my family trees helps me to understand and embrace where I come from on a deeper level.

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