I don't know when it happened, but at some point I went from a 20+ something belting out one of Blur's greatest hits with an oversized pint as they closed Glastonbury, to a 30+ something wedged halfway down a Little Tykes slide!
From filling up domes and stadiums, Cassper Nyovest will be filling newsstands on the cover of Forbes Life Magazine
'You'd be a great Dad!' I get told this often. Yes, I can mess around and play the fool. I'm down with video games and I know what pop star is popping another. I'm guessing that there's a little bit more to actually being a great Dad.
I haven't admitted this to anyone. I didn't want to be that guy who makes out he's somehow more interesting because he has Persian or Mediterranean blood in him, as if hailing from the Indian sub-continent wasn't exotic enough.
No matter how long I have been working in genealogy and family history, every so often I find that I need a bit of a reminder, or a kick in the tush, to not fall into the trap of assumption. After all, I know full well what happens when I assume ... as they say, 'it makes an ass out of you and me'.
Working on one's genealogy and family history is often quite like the proverbial saying about the forest and its trees. If your focus is set on finding just one detail, you might miss many others. Likewise if your approach is too scattered you risk missing an important detail, or more.
The genealogy community is, by and large, a very sociable, caring, and sharing one. While we all enjoy the vast amounts of materials that are out there for us to access electronically (so free and some not-so-free) it is important to remember that we, as genealogists, each need to pay-it-forward every so often.
very one of us is free to undertake our family history work for what ever reason it is that motivates us. If you are a member of the LDS church and are doing it to further your religious beliefs that is just fine. If you are doing it purely for enjoyment, that is fine as well.
The more I read the more I see real connections between genealogy/working on our family history/ancestry and the psychological benefits of the nostalgia it might trigger!