Today, eight years ago, my first genealogy blog was written and published on WordPress. Little did I know I would still be writing! I have enjoyed every moment of research and writing, in addition to the many comments and emails I receive from you. At first my blogs were about my family lines, but then I realized how many more families have lived here, and starting researching others. To cover the state and its people, I would have to visit the state, and expand my research. This started our journey of going to every county in Kentucky, visiting a few cemeteries, going to courthouses for old records and visiting genealogy societies. How remarkable to meet so many friendly, interesting people. Ritchey and I have visited 91 of the 120 counties. I can now tell you in which area of the state counties are located, and know most of the county seats. We always drive the back roads to see the beautiful countryside and stop at small restaurants along the way. How many new families I have researched and now count as my own. And my knowledge of the history of Kentucky has grown by leaps and bounds.
Even though my children do not research their family, they are always willing to visit cemeteries when possible, and listen as I ramble on about their great-greats. Linton takes me to bookstores to find old treasures about early Kentucky and the counties. I have more hope my grandchildren will love genealogy as much as I do. Julian has been introduced to many cemeteries and stood by the gravestones of many great-greats. He is now four. Percy has yet to visit a cemetery, but we will rectify that shortly – she is only ten months.
A big thank you to all of you who read my daily blogs. I am amazed at the number who receive my emails every morning. We will continue this journey as long as possible. Genealogy is a never-ending hobby and one that I dearly love!
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