Family Traditions #20

I have been interested in family traditions from my very earliest years. I was aware, as a Mom, of hoping some of our family traditions would continue with my children and grandchildren.

As a young girl, I loved sitting with Grandma or Uncle Lawrence or Auntie Bee, listening to their stories of the olden days. The summer of my 10th year I spent time with my Auntie Cora, and began to write down the names of my mother’s 8 siblings and their families. I wanted to understand how all my aunts and uncles and cousins were related.

Since then I have gathered about 25,000 (yes, twenty-five thousand!) of my ancestors and descendants in my genealogy data base. For our last family reunion. I published a book with some of this information.

I hope someone in the family with take what I have gathered and continue this tradition.

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5 Responses to Family Traditions #20

  1. Vince Chough says:

    Every time I visit home I grill my parents about our family history. Every family has its traditions steeped sometimes in mystery or surprise. I love the photo in your post. Grace and blessings, Vince

  2. Sheryl says:

    25,000!! It’s amazing how the number of ancestors and descendents can multiply.

  3. barb.may says:

    I am hoping my children will continue to research our geneaology when I am gone too. 🙂

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