Picking up the pieces of my family history

22 Jun

I feel it is time I got on with some family history, but I am not quite sure what at the moment. My father encouraged me in everything that I did and family history was no exception. He enjoyed hearing about my latest discoveries even if he wasn’t able to participate himself and I am sure he wouldn’t want me to stop now.

He was a source of so many family stories and he was the one who had saved so many family photos and documents over the years. This is just one of the many things that I have to thank him for.

To stop researching now is not an option, there is just so much unfinished work to be done but I am struggling to find away back in. From this blog I can see what I had been working on, and I should really try to pick up from where I left off, but that just doesn’t appeal to me at the moment.

What I really need though is something that is going to get me excited and inspire me to get researching again and also give me something to write about.

There are lots of other things I wanted to start looking at and many stories that I need to share, but again none of them are really appealing to me at the moment. I don’t know whether I want to be focusing in detail on one person or family or perhaps trying to expand my tree a little further. Should I look at a recent generation or something further back? Do I want to answer some of my outstanding questions or start something fresh.

Perhaps I should be thinking about places first, perhaps a pub or house, maybe something larger like a village or town, perhaps a county or a geographical area like the Weald or South Downs. Perhaps I should just concentrate on some housekeeping, trying to tie up some loose ends and organising my files.

The other thing I must do is answer some emails, I have let them pile up over the last few weeks and I apologise to those that haven’t had a reply, but I will try to get back to you soon I promise.

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4 Responses to “Picking up the pieces of my family history”

  1. Anonymous June 22, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    sorry for your loss John.
    you will find comfort with your online friends….when you are ready.
    we are there for you.

  2. geniaus June 23, 2011 at 2:55 am #

    John,
    I hope that inspiration finds you soon. I do enjoy hearing about your genealogical journey via the blog posts. Look forward to hearing more from you.

    Cheers, JIll

  3. catwoman99 June 23, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    you must keep on doing your research, i love reading your blog

  4. Anonymous June 24, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

    Just do a little research when you feel like it. Time will heal.

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