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From: Katherine Flynn <>
Subject: Fwd: Re: [APG] How old were you when you started your genealogy? What got you started?
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 08:16:13 -0800 (PST)


Since everyone is sharing here's my reply to Tom.

--- Katherine Flynn <> wrote:

> Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 08:13:27 -0800 (PST)
> From: Katherine Flynn <>
> Subject: Re: [APG] How old were you when you started
> your genealogy? What got you started?
> To: Tom Kemp <>
>
> Dear Tom,
>
> I was interested in the family stories as long as I
> can remember but the official start of my true
> genealogical research was when I was 39, married for
> one year but before children.
>
> It was by a chance conversation that I was told by
> my
> boss that there were local branches of the LDS where
> you could order the microfilms from Salt Lake City
> to
> be sent to you. I had always heard of people making
> the trip to that Mecca of genealogy and did not
> realize I could bring it here.
>
> That very night I went to the local LDS (just 5
> minutes from my house!) and found in 5 minutes that
> they had filmed the records of the small German town
> (<700 pop.) of my maternal grandfather's family! I
> ordered it and when it came in 2 months later I
> easily
> found the birth of my great-grandfather and I was
> off!
> You know that feeling. It is addictive! I was
> finding 8 relatives every 15 minutes. The records
> went back to 1697 and they were kicking me out every
> night. Of course, it was never that easy again -
> especially when I started on my Irish ancestors!
>
> Then it was joining the NGS that same year along
> with
> local societies where my ancestors had lived and 4
> years later the obtaining of a CGRS. During those 4
> years I also had my two daughters. The first
> started
> going to the LDS library with me when she was 3
> weeks
> old! I literally went into labor with my second at
> the library! The girls know everyone there and vice
> versa.
>
> So that's my story!
>
> Thank you for asking. Let us know what you
> discover!
>
> I must tell you that when I logged on this morning
> and
> saw the number of new messages in my APG folder I
> thought for sure it was a tragedy. A much more
> pleasant thread to read that some of the more recent
> "hot" topics.
>
> Happy New Year!
>
> Katherine Flynn, CG
> Loveland, OH
>
>
>
>
> --- Tom Kemp <> wrote:
>
> > I'd like to do a survey.
> >
> > How old were you when you started working on your
> > genealogy? What got you
> > started?
> >
> > Tom
> >
> >
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