As this is my first post and I wasn't sure how to start I did what some of you might have done and googled "how to start your first blog". The reoccurring theme was: start off by telling about yourself. So here it goes.
I'm married and have two wonderful daughters and a son-in-law.
I'm getting near 50 and for some reason I'm looking forward to this mile stone.
I was born, raised and will most likely finish my time here on earth in
Stockton CA. I'm still working full time and looking forward
to retirement so I can devote more time to this genealogy bug that I have.
I've always had an interest in my family history and as often happens I
became the keeper of all the family stuff on my fathers side. When I was in my early 20s my dad
passed to me most of the family’s pictures and albums. This came to me in
Bekins moving box, a large ones -like 4x3 or something. Now I
can tell you that box sat around for years in several garages (don't cringe)
before I started going through it. Only as I got older did I appreciate how lucky
I was that nothing happened to the boxes contents.
I also received a lot of information from my Uncle Howard (great uncle), He
was the family historian. When I was a teenager and showed an interest he
copied a ton of stuff for me. I have to confess I still haven't gone through all of it.
My goal for this blog is to share my family history. I have strong
California roots and much of what I'm sharing will be from Central California.
Along the way I'd also like to share some local history and include some of my
adventures as I do further digging into my past.
I'm hopeful this blog reaches some distant family or others who may find an
interest in what I have to share. I'm also very excited to learn from you, my
new blogging community.