I love doing genealogy research in New York state. It’s challenging–which is one of the reasons I like it so much. As a professional genealogist, I get to use my instinctive probing skills to unearth data from obscure records and piece together ancestry puzzles from so many different kinds of sources to create a family tree.
Even the genealogy sources are sometimes not that easy to find. For instance, I’ve been searching for months for church records that were known to be in existence in the 1970s. I can’t tell you how many people and places I’ve called looking for them. Just yesterday I have some new leads–one of which is in Michigan. Records, like ancestors, travel. Tracking them is what makes genealogy research so much fun.
What do you like about genealogy research?Posted on by Jane Wilcox