Saturday, March 2, 2013
Working on My Family Tree
After reading the Hanford book (I reviewed it a few days ago), I got into looking up a lot of information about the Hanford site.
Once I round up some death certificates, I will see if I can get employment records from the Department of Energy Hanford for both of my grandfathers and a great uncle. I'm awaiting some property documents from South Dakota about the property my grandmother was born on and I've written to the family that now owns the property.
When I look at my son's family tree...it really only has my side. His birth father was adopted and the trail is really cold. There are half siblings and I only know where a couple of them are. I'm doing some tracing now trying to find his old school records (if only I knew what schools he attended), and have applied for his military records.
I really do want to get on Ancestry.com and get the family trees fleshed out a bit more and see how much further I can go back than what we have. I'm also super interested in any documents I can locate because to me those help flesh out the life of a person and help piece their story together. I just drag my feet because I so prefer to work from home.
I find it all fascinating. I think I would have made a good detective...or spy.
Have you worked on your own family history? Have you ever found any big surprises?