|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.