Monday, February 27, 2017

Genealogy And Other Family Stuff

My wife decided that I needed a hobby other than fishing. This was caused by the constant rain and a good case of the "shack nasties" I tried wood burning, but just couldn't get into it. So for Christmas she gave me a 6 month subscription to

The last 10 years of my working life, finding people was what I did, so Genealogy was a natural choice. I also picked up and Family

Those of you familiar with the LDS (Morman's) Church know that Genealogy is a BIG part of what they do.

I'm sure Emily (aka River Damsel) can relate to Genealogy. Did I mention that my Grandmother's name was Emily?

Anyway, after all that, I've had my nose buried in my computer since. I've also made contact with a cousin I haven't seen since her mother passed away in 1961. I also found out I have a cousin that is a published author (just like Moi).

But it's not just that. After collecting any and all paperwork from the previously mentioned Cousin and what paperwork was all the family papers my sister had when she died, I've come up with so much information it's almost taken on a life of it's own. Kind of like a blog.   

I won't go into a lot of what I've found, but I did find a picture of my Grandfather, Grandmother, and all eleven Aunts and Uncles circa 1932 or so. I also found a picture of my Mother, Father, and yours truly at the age of about 3 or 4.

It's mind boggling what you find and if you're not careful, you find your nose still stuck to the computer late into the night.  

So what I'm trying to say is that I'm following all your blogs, but maybe not until the next day or so because I got lost in the "family" that day.

Thanks for being patient. Fishing this week. Probably New Melones because it's filling FAST. Really good news.

Stay tuned. 


  1. It's a fun hobby Mark. I recently got involved in genealogy myself and I've been really surprised at all the information you can find if you search hard enough. Keep us posted.

  2. Well, well, well. I will tell you right now, that you have entered into something that you won't be able to drop. It gets more fascinating as you dig deeper into your family tree. Good for you! This should keep you out of trouble for awhile. Lol. And come on out to SLC anytime and I will take you to the genealogical library...

  3. Nice going, Mark. Hope this new interest in finding out about your past meets with continued enjoyment. My wife has done that for both sides of our family for awhile now. Hint: Not all finds are good finds. Sometimes there are some real surprises!