My newest hobby/obsession is tracing my family and my husband’s ancestry. It’s another easy thing to do when you are chronically ill, because you can do it online. And, it’s great to have a hobby when you can’t do much else. Using my laptop, I can spend many hours on the couch searching for long-ago relatives. I find that the days fly by when I’m seeing new ancestors pop-up on my computer screen.
I’ve actually found all 4 sides for both of us now back to before they immigrated to America. One family line goes back to the 1100’s. This is just a blast!!! Hubby loves all the new info that I find, too. His DNA test from Ancestry.com came back with a few surprises. He knew that he was German, but found that he was 50% German and 26% Irish.
Have you spent time tracing your ancestors? How was your experience? What, if any service, did you use? I’m using ancestor.com. and it’s pretty easy to use (after you get used to it).
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