I’ve always loved to write and I have found that this love is further intensified when combined with my love of family history. When I started this blog I never realised how much I would enjoy working on it. I never realised how much I would enjoy learning more about the history of Western Australia. And I especially never realised that simply picking an ancestor and beginning their story would result in me researching more and working harder and finding out more information than I ever would’ve done had I resolved to only work on my family tree. Writing, it seems, has helped me to learn more and it has helped me to grow.
It has now been about two years since I first started Finding Family. How time flies! All in all, apart from a recent matter, it has been nothing but pleasant. In spite of such matters, I will continue to write. I will continue to share my learning experiences. And I will continue to share the stories of my family.
Finally, I would like to thank you all for reading and for your kind words. As much as I love writing the stories for my own pleasure, my work is also done with the intention of helping others and of providing photos and information for people who may not have photos or information on their relatives. This sometimes includes people who may not be related to me.
Here’s to another year (or two!). Happy searching!
In case you’re curious, the people in the above photos include my Mum, Uncle, Nan, Pop and Great Grandfather. They were given to my Uncle by my Nan’s sister who then lent them to me for scanning. Thanks go out to both Ailsa and Wayne for providing them and allowing me to scan them for my records.
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- Genealogy and Family History Research…Where do I Start? (familyhistoryservices.wordpress.com)
- Tracing the Hamilton family (hamiltonfamilytree.wordpress.com)