Do you remember how you first got interested in your own family’s history? Kate Keller does.
She was “bit by the Genealogy Bug” through a high school biology assignment, but gave it up when her assignment was done. Her brief spurt of enthusiasm was contagious, though, and her mother took up the torch, spending 20-some years collecting family information on notebooks, scraps of paper and the backs of envelopes.
Now retired, Kate has esperienced a genea-bug relapse. She now has possession of her mother’s research material and is eagerly sorting through it. This week she started blogging about it. Through her blog, Kate shares that she lives in Michigan, is retired military, a great-grandparent and is a four-year cancer survivor.
Now that Kate has taken the blogging plunge, here’s a great opportunity to adopt a genea-blogger. Why don’t you subscribe to Kate’s blog and help her along with constructive comments? If you’re new to researching family history, you can learn along with her. If you’re a veteran, why not share a few tricks of the trade?
With your help, perhaps you can keep Kate’s enthusiasm for saving her family history from slipping into remission again.
If you like old rock and roll music, check out my interview on Minnesota Public Radio about the last tour of singers Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens. My book, The Day the Music Died, focused on that tour, which was marred by a fatal plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959.
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