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From: "R_J_S" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] How old were you when you started your genealogy? What got you started?
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 20:36:58 -0800
I was age 44 in 1988.
I had finally read "Roots" by Alex Haley (a decade late). My father had
just died and I was kicking myself that I hadn't really known his
background. I was bored with my other hobby interest (DXing and radio wave
propagation). The empty nest was fast approaching. I've always been
analytical (I'm a retired aerospace engineer) and loved libraries.
I had heard stories about being a Mayflower descendant from my aunts and
uncle, and so I decided I'd try to find out if I was or not. Of course, it
blossomed into an avocation and an addiction. I just sent out my 18th
annual 16 page newsletter at Christmas to the family (about 25 copies now)
with extended family news and pictures, genealogy data, historical and
patriotic articles, etc. My cave walls are lined with bookcases and filing
cabinets, filled with binders and folders, and topped with paper piles of
magazines, supplies, etc.
My reasons have changed -- now they are to honor my ancestors and to provide
"roots" to the younger generations, and to help others be proficient also.
Genealogy is fun!
Cheers -- Randy
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Kemp" <>
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 7:45 PM
Subject: [APG] How old were you when you started your genealogy? What got
> I'd like to do a survey.
> How old were you when you started working on your genealogy? What got you
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