Saturday, December 19, 2009

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Genealogy Gift

It's Saturday Night, time for some Genealogy Fun!!

Rev up the olde thynking cap and cue up the Mission Impossible music - your mission should you decide to accept it - keeping with the Christmas theme - is:

1) Pick out a genealogy-oriented gift for someone you know, admire, appreciate or love. It could be for a family member, someone in the genealogy community, or a friend or colleague. What would be your genealogy gift to them? [Note: you don't have to actually gift them, although it would be a nice thing to do!]

2) Tell us about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a comment to this blog post, or in a comment on Facebook to this post or a tweet.

Here's mine:

I would like to give the "Spirit of Genealogy" to one of my daughters and/or grandchildren. I have tried really hard to get them interested, but my daughters are really busy with family, children and careers. The grandchildren are still too young (oldest is age 6). I tell the grandchildren stories about their ancestors, including myself, in an effort to imbue them with an interest in family history. Although the research on my own family, and the research I've done on my wife's family, is incomplete, it is fairly well defined, but there are plenty of brickwall ancestors to search for. However, the genealogy of the fathers of the grandchildren may be challenging and interesting.

3 comments:

Mel said...

What a wonderful challenge! I would live to the descendants of Antonio Pacheco the proof of his birth:
http://www.researchjournal.yourislandroutes.com/2009/12/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-a-genealogy-gift/

Vickie Everhart said...

My humble gift is posted > HERE <

Bill West said...

Mine's simple, Randy.I'd like to
crack the John Cutter West mystery
and give the answer to all his descendants, including my Aunt
Dorothy.