It's true, I have another obsession! It all happened very innocently. I was watching a TV program on Friday evening. A well recognizable actress was investigating her family ancestors. The show is recording the journey to finding a persons family history. I have watched it before and been very intrigued. I have come from a family that is full of gaps in the linage. No one talked about things that happened, how they happened or why. I have been in the dark for years about my family history.
DeRemer/Warman Family 1909
So, I signed on to Ancestry.com and my obsession began. My mind is boggled by all the information I found. I started a family tree and began with names and birthdays that I knew and then followed the leads they provided. My brain cannot handle all the information, I am swimming in names of parents, siblings and spouses. Some of my great-great-great grandfathers were married two or even three times, resulting in twenty or more children!! Really, how on earth did they manage to provide for so many?
Today, I am as confused as I was before I started. I can't find some key people in my family, the line is totally disconnected. Will I ever know my true heritage? Does it really matter? I guess the cool part is getting some of this information recorded and maybe in some later generations, someone, will be looking into my family history and can connect the dots to their ancestors. Pretty cool, this latest obsession.