My journey with family history research began at a young age.
I was 14 when my mother’s cousin dropped off a plain manila envelope at our door. She had begun working on our family history years ago and she said now she just didn’t have time for it and had hopes of my mother taking on the project. Little did she know that 14 year old me, without many hobbies, would begin on a journey with no end in sight.
What started as a small manila envelope would become boxes, file folders, stories, and photos. All these bits and pieces somehow came together to create a big picture of where I came from and gave me a greater purpose.
I now know that I descended from Mayflower Pilgrims (and not the holier than thou kind), I am much less German than I thought I was, and that history- especially family history- is not always black and white. I am hoping to share with you a little about my journey, but mostly things I have learned along the way which have made my journey a bit more organized and definitely more complete.
I used to work as a clerk at a local retail store. One of my FAVORITE customers used to call me super girl. At the time I wore glasses to work and he said I looked like Melissa Benoist from the TV show Super Girl, hence Super Girl Genealogy was born!
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