Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giving My Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving and I wanted to take a few minutes to give my thanks to those who have helped me in my genealogy journey. Without these people, my search would be more difficult and many of my questions, unanswered. Thank you!

My Mum: I have spent countless hours pestering you with random genealogy questions and yet, you still answer the phone when I call.  Thank you.  I know I wouldn't be as far in my research if it weren't for your help.  Also, thank you for your multiple visits to random cemeteries to find our relatives.  I appreciate your willingness to drag your mother and aunt on these adventures, as it means a lot to them too.

My Maternal Grandmother: I enjoy our Friday afternoon chats.  I love how they start with the weather and end with stories of your family memories.  I will never tire of your stories and appreciate your late-in-life desire to discover your family history.  It makes my efforts worthwhile.  You are my inspiration.

The Museum Curator: You spent months emailing me transcripts of Sylvia's Diary, answering my questions, and forwarding me vital information on Sylvia and the people in her diary.  That alone is more than any genealogy can dream of.  When I thought I had died and gone to genealogy heaven, you invited me to the museum to see Sylvia's Diary.  I was moved beyond words when I saw those little 200 year old handmade books.  Then, you let me touch one of the diaries.  I cried.  I cried of my happiness and Sylvia's struggles.  I will never be able to thank you enough.

The Twitter Genealogy Crew: All of you are amazing people.  You took me under your wings and helped me bring my research online.  Now, you support my research, assist when you can, and provide the motivation I need to keep hammering away at my brickwalls.  THANK YOU!

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