I have been researching my tree and my spouses tree since 1979, our oldest daughter had to do a "Family Tree" when she was a senior in high school, I already had some information and she used that and I have been addicted ever since. We have traveled to many courthouses, libraries, cemeteries and many other places to look up records, deeds wills and so on.
My wifes family came from Germany in late 1884, my own family has been searched back to northern Ireland where my Ancestor was born about 1664 or 1665.
We have been married 44 years now, we have (7) grown children,
Tim is 43, a Principal at an elementary school, married and has 3 daughters, 19, 16, & 10. Next is daughter Kathy, she is 42, and works as an aide in a Kindergarten class, married and has 2 sons, 17 & 12. Next is son Tony, he is 40, works at UPS in telecommunications, married, has 2 daughters, 10 & 8.
I have found, or I should say my wife has located many cousins in doing research, part of my family went to Arizona, my GreatGrandparents went there in 1914 because she had TB, they went with their younger children, and as they grew up, married and had families of their own, they spred out to Calif. Oregon, Michigan and some remained in Az. And just within the last couple of years, my wife was able to locate most of them and we
are in contact with them, it's wonderful
Then next is daughter JoAnn, she is 39, married works at a Direct Marketing Co., has 2 sons, 8 & 6.
Then next is Chuck, divorced, he is 37 yrs old, is in Landscaping, has a 4 yr. old son. Son Donnie is next, 35 yrs. old, married, works at a Country Club golf course, has 2 daughters 10 & 7, the youngest is daughter Patti, 33 yrs. old,
married, works at golf course, does the flowers,plants and keeps them growing beautiful, she has 2 sons, 7 & 2.
I am retired from Eastern Airlines after 32 1/2 yrs. before they folded. My wife has always been a homemaker. We attend genealogy reunions every two years, held in Ky. Md, or Mo. where as many as 600 people attend.
My wife has located many cousins of mine, my great grandparents moved to Arizona in 1914 because she had TB, they took their youngest children with them and as they grew up, married and had their own families, they moved to Calif. Oregon, Michigan
and some remained in Az. We are in contact with them and it's wonderful.