Saturday, 30 July 2011

In the Beginning ...

Dad started researching our family history in the early 1990's, after he retired. As a gift one year, Doug and I gave him an old computer of ours, and we gave him a software program, Generations, to use to compile his data. That was all good, but Dad was not much of a typist, and it was a little frustrating for him to input the data he had on hand. He asked if I would like to help him with that part, and I agreed. Soon afterward, my son Braedon started preschool, and I would go over to help Dad for a couple of hours each week, typing in whatever he asked me to, and helping to generate reports. I heard many stories about my grandparents and others in the family, and it was great to spend time learning about the "old days" while we worked away.  Little did I know how addicting this work would become! Soon I was hooked, too, and the rest is history ...


  1. Congratulations on the start of your blog. It's a wonderful journey. I can't wait to read more.

  2. It's such a lovely addiction, and you can indulge at any time of the day or night with your computer searching... Enjoy the journey! So glad you have your dad to be with you along the way. Congratulations on your lovely blog. Cheers - Celia (Vancouver BC)

  3. Thanks everyone -- now that I've finally figured out how to post a comment, I hope to be able to add some pics soon ...