Are you one of the millions who’s discovered that genealogy is absolutely addicting? Ask anyone who’s been at it for even a little while and you’ll inevitably hear tales of surfing the internet in pajamas at three in the morning, climbing over fences to get to abandoned cemeteries, and purposely trying to get locked into libraries overnight. Once you get started, you won’t want to stop.
Why? The thrill of the hunt! Genealogy is your own personal history mystery. You get to play detective, chasing scattered clues across the centuries. It’s time travel at its very best, and in a way, it’s all about you! As you learn about your ancestors, you’ll likely discover why you’re so musical or such a globe trekker. Our roots claim us in ways we don’t even realize.
Sure, you’ll take a few wrong turns along the way, but that’s half the fun. Who wants to read a mystery novel where you can figure out the ending by page 11? With family history, there’s always another clue or ancestor to pursue, and this guide is here to help you on your way.