How did I get started in genealogy?
I started researching my family’s history when I was 11 years old. Thanks to a family friend, who had researched his family back to the 1200s, I was given the tools and knowledge needed to start my research. At the time, it was quite an unusual hobby and one that required a lot of manual work and research, but with the advancement of technology, research has become much easier over the last few years.
What is the goal of 'Roots'?
Over the years, I have spent countless (tens of thousands...) hours researching my roots. I began sharing my research years ago by making custom books for family members. They always made great gifts and to this day, they sit on a lot of coffee tables for people within my family. However, as technology has advanced, so has the way in which I share my research, thus my website. My goal is to make the stories of my ancestors something that keeps the readers engaged while writing some of the more complicated stories in a way that makes them easily digestible.