My research for my family tree started many many years ago. Actually it
started when I
discovered that my dear mother had drawn up our family
tree in her own cookbook. (another
long story for another time!). I treasured
it. I was very young then and didn't really think
about it until I went to England.
And then I really slithered into it wholeheartedly and
never actually stopped.
Not just researching and collecting dates or names for the sake of
the family tree but I studied the history. I wanted to find out for example
great great great grandfather or ancestors had lived back in the
1700s....or even earlier.
The digital layout below was possible - finally -
after many years of frustration trying to find
the link to my paternal great
great great great grandfather. German authorities are not very
assisting you to find your roots and eventually it was just a 'hunch', a
eventually led me to the right town to locate all I needed.
The photo was taken from a helicopter.
The house is still standing and
there are no words that can describe the feelings when you are
walking over the doorstep or the floors, touching something that one of
my ancestors might
have touched or walked on. Just amazing.