|One set of great-grandparents - his first wife died and|
he lost custody of those earlier children, but why? That
mystery started me on my family history journey.
In the intervening years since this first realization, I have done more and more research into my own family history. I’ve made mistakes, I’ve jumped to conclusions (both true and false) and I’ve confused myself with poorly kept / organized records, both physical and digital. Most important, I’ve also improved and learned to make sense of the date, the stories and the documents.