So we have a passion or interest in family history, but why do we do it in the first place?
What drives us to discover more about our past and discover who we really are? Are we simply all just detectives in disguise who just like unravelling a good mystery?
Simple answer is, it will be different for each and everyone of us, the driving factor why we choose to find out more about our ancestors lives and trace our family tree.
Can we put it to one defining moment, or is a combination of different factors that lead us on our own individual journey of discovery? Is it just a thirst for knowledge to find out who we really are and do we really actually have the same traits and looks as Great Uncle Henry?
I guess the answer to this lies with each and everyone of you, if you’re reading this blog, I would imagine you are a keen family history enthusiast, so your story will be individual to you. For me my own Father died when I was just three years old and not knowing who he was as a person has left me always asking questions and wanting to find out more. An inquisitive mind has helped me along the way and the “detective” in me thrives whilst pursuing this hobby. I also never give in, so that damned brick wall will come down one way or another!
So tell me what drives you and inspires you? What made you discover your family history? Please let me know………………..
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