http://genwestuk.blogspot.com/, I could not resist participating in a further series from Aona athttp://www.gouldgenealogy.com/2012/05/take-the-family-history-through-the-alphabet-challenge/.
My focus here is on what we experience on our family history journey
M is for
Family History is Mesmerising and Marvellous - a fact.
At the other end of the scale it can be a case of Muddle, Mix Ups and Mistakes amidst a Mountain of paperwork.
- How do you record your research?
- How do you organise all those research papers, precious documewnts, and precious photographs?
- Do you get mixed up betwen ancestors of identical names?
- Have you made crucial mistakes in following false trails, makng wrong assumptionsor wrongly transcribed a monumental inscription. I admit to making all three.
Memories Matter - until joining Geneabloggers, I had never thought of my own memories as being part of family history. Now I am an enthusiastic follower of the various blog prompts that ask us to record our childhood for future generations - all part of the family history journey.
Family History evokes so many different emotions and Moods, which I have tried to capture in this A-Z series. So, as we are half way through the journey, I thought I would summarise my thoughts here. They may well act as prompts to others for further blog postings.
A - Adventure, Anticipation and Admiration
B - Brickwalls - but never Boredom
C - Coincidences, Celebrations, and Contributions
D - Disappointment, Doubts, Discoveries and Detail
E - Elation, Excitement, Examining, Exchanging, Exploring, Empathy - and Exhaustion
F - Fun, Frustration and Foolish False Trails
G - Groans, Grumbles & Gripes plus Gratitude
H - Happiness, Help, and Honouring Heroes
I - Inspiration, Identity, Impasse, and Imagination
J - Jubilation, Joy, Journeys, Juggling, Jargon & Jingles
K - Kith & Kin, Kindness, Kudos & Keeper of the Family Archives
L - Lament, Lessons, Lure, Luck and Likeness
And finally my great grandmother Maria Rawcliffe, whose photograph set me off on the ancestral trail.