Hi! My name is Liz and I am a Genealogy-aholic.
Preppies love family. Most of us can recite our ancestors at least a few generations back, and many of us spend our "down time" researching to find out more. I have been interested in genealogy since I was a young adult, and was blessed to have inherited the wonderful work my great-aunt had done (starting in the 1930's, when it was a real challenge). I am a huge fan of Family Tree Maker, my database of choice, and just as big of fan of their companion site Ancestry.com. And I have to admit....I am one of those people who knows exactly how much time is left before the 1940 US Census documents are released (7 days!!). I am a genealogy nerd. I admit it.
What about you? Do you enjoy researching your family, going through old photos, asking questions of your "older" family members? It's a lot of fun...and you can get hooked easily. Be warned!
One thing I am very grateful for is that I am living in the day and age of technology and online research/collaboration. Think about all that we can do at the click of an icon....things that used to take forever.
Just to make your Monday a happy one, I have added this adorable video of what technology might have done for our founding fathers back in the day..... Enjoy!