Ian Fri, 01/18/2008 - 03:00
I was looking back at some old emails to try to figure out when I actually started to get interested in genealogy. The earliest record that I could find was an email that I sent to an aunt in early February, 2001. That means that I have been doing this off and on now for about 7 years. In the very beginning I can remember being very frustrated because I was not making ANY progress at all. I could not even get my an agreement on my paternal grand fathers name or birth place. I vaguely remember trying for a little bit and then setting it aside, I was in grad school and was pretty busy at the time. In July of 2002, I was getting married. The wedding provided an event for my Fathers family to get together. In the days leading up to the wedding, my Uncle Phil gave me a file that contained some of the information that he had gathered on the family.