Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday night genealogy fun................a day late
The Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Question over on Randy Seaver's Genea-Musings blog was: What event or person inspired you to start your genealogy research? Back in Feb. or March of 2002(or was it 2003?) we had a snowstorm bad enough that I decided the library could be closed for the day so I was home playing on the computer. I Googled myself, found nothing exciting, then Googled my maiden name. I found my Dad, who had passed away in 1977. What the heck was he doing on the Internet?? His name was in my G-Grandmother's obituary because he had been a pallbearer at her funeral. What the heck was her obituary doing on the Internet?? Clicked on "home" at the site it was on and discovered that it was John Kostick's Fehmarn-Genealogy site. My Mom had told me that several of my ancestors were from Fehmarn, Germany so I emailed him with the information I had & asked if he had any more. I honestly never thought I would even get a reply, but the next morning there was an email from John with an attachment that printed out to 174 pages of information about my ancesters on the Reiss, Vadersen and Suckstorf branches of my family dating back to the mid 1300s. That was the start and I naturally just had to keep looking for more.