Mary: Do you know the name of your great-grandfather?
Mary: Do you know where they came from?
Mary: Well, would you like to know who they are and what your family history is?
Mary: Why haven't you started?
1000Memories has done a survey that shows that while the number of people wanting to learn about their family history is on the rise, the number of people who actually know something about their family history is on the decline. [Dude. Right?] Why is this the case? What are we going to do about it? And I don't mean right now or next week. I mean, for the long haul, what are we going to do about this? 1000Memories has assembled a genealogy roundtable to discuss all of this, and they graciously asked me to participate. [Uh oh.] I hope everyone's ready because I definitely have an opinion on this. Other genealogy roundtable participants will be Thomas MacEntee, Amy Johnson Crow, and Randy Whited. Y'all ready? [And? Did you notice there's 2 Texans on the panel?]
So come back Monday to read my thoughts on all of this. In the meantime, take a look at what 1000Memories found out in their survey.