Many years ago my sister and I had a passing interest in finding out some family history information. This was *gasp* prior to the age of the internet and searchable databases. We quickly realized we didn’t have two things necessary to make this search feasible….Time and Money. You needed to go to the information, not the other way around. Our interest quickly fizzled since we knew that this was more than we bargained for.
Fast forward about 15 years. My uncle offered to make a copy of his cousin’s family research. Done the old fashioned way. Dusty, musty records; old courthouses; endless searches through family papers and library holdings to find any scrap or shred of information about the family. I appreciate the depth and breadth of Dee’s findings. She was clear, concise and most importantly perhaps, correct. She gave me a wonderful place to start but I still wasn’t ready. I put the 3 inch folder in a stack of other papers on my computer desk and really didn’t give it much thought until a few years later.