This blog is an attempt on my part to spend more time on my genealogical research by sharing my experiences as I take steps along the way. I have been researching the many branches of my family on and off for 15 years. Along the way I completed a history degree and a degree in Archives and Records Management, followed by a few years as a Local History Librarian and helping out at the Rockford Historical Museum. But life never goes quite the way you plan and I currently happily work as a Readers Advisory Librarian and supervisor at a public library where I occasionally butt into the discussions of genealogy and local history.
Over the last two years I’ve done almost nothing on my research and for a variety of reasons–first and foremost pure enjoyment–I am back to work with a new-found passion for my research.
Oh… and the two ladies in the picture above… neither of them are me. But they are a lovely pair of ladies who like to roadtrip–even if it means I drag them to cemeteries and regale them with stories about their ancestors. Thanks, Mom and Gran!