What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
United States, England, Ireland, Germany
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
My mother wanted to know about her grandfather who died when her father was a small child. She was in the final stages of cancer and it was something we could do to bring her joy. Ultimately, it was a gift from God to bring her family together. Through our search we brought all of 5 of her living siblings together for a reunion before her death. They were all so interested that I kept searching and the result was that 3 years after my mom's death we had the first family reunion in over 20 years with all but one of the 10 siblings families represented. It's been a huge blessing and we've learned a lot about many ancestors but alas the original question still remains...who was my great grandfather John Smith? I'll keep searching.