Dionne, you never know where you are going until you know where you are coming from. I've always wondered where I got certian features from until I research mine but most of all, I'm able to appreciate my life more because of their sacrifice. I know you will enjoy this. Happy Journey...
Great to meet you. What a wonderful idea for a blog and your grandmother's history is fascinating! I've been working on a memoir and researching my late mother's history. (She was devastated by a brain tumor shortly after I was born, so have done lots of medical detective work.)
Inspired by your search to uncover your great grandmother's roots and to shed light on all of her past (surviving slavery...). I have recently been thinking about family lines; I learned as a kid to lay claim to my Russian heritage to avoid the Polish jokes. Truth be told, Grandpa spoke Polish; the Russian heritage would be land, not blood based.
Hello Dionne -
I can't tell you how excited I was to check out your blog. I LOVE family histories and yours is so powerful. I loved the photos and the lists (especially your grandmother's 94th birthday list)... I signed up for your email updates right away. It seems that you've been blogging (about family history) a lot longer than I have, so please send any advice you have my way. I'm thrilled to find a fellow author that is so passionate about sharing their stories.
Dionne, Thanks to you I found the Family Diaries and Documents group. I'm sure I'll see you there, if not on the Bloggers Make it Work page. Congrats with the genealogy award you received! Look forward to learning more about your family. Btw my file is called "Looking for Jaap/Jake". Happy Easter! Judith
Welcome to Mother Writer,Dionne. I see you've already jumped right in, feel free to browse the threads or start one of your own! Again, welcome to the group. We look forward to hearing from you more.
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