Okay, so my kids think I’m crazy, others may possibly feel my choice of photos are a little disturbing – but when you’re a genealogist what can be more important than a picture of your ancestor’s gravestone – their final resting place. Well, perhaps a will, marriage certificate, deed, census record. Truth be told, they are all important and give valuable information to those searching for those elusive great-greats!
My love of genealogy started on the arm of my grandfather’s chair. He told me stories of when he was a little boy, what it was like in the ‘old days’. There was no other place I wanted to be than at his side, taking all those stories in and holding them in my heart. When did this turn into a passion? Probably around the age of 15. This is when my grandmother told stories of Captain John Linton – her great-great grandfather – who moved to Kentucky from Virginia at the ripe old age of 68 – with all his children and grandchildren. Where could I find more information about this man? At this time it may have become an obsession. I hope it is – or will be with you! As we journey together through days gone by I will post tidbits of information from my research, photos and original records. Enjoy!
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