My Big Paw Paw had lots of secrets...
I really, really had to trim this list down. There's a lot of great technological tools out there that we, as family history researchers, can certainly use in some pretty helpful ways to help us find our ancestors.
Which makes me think...
I wonder what our ancestors would think about us clamoring to use all this new found techy stuff to find out more about them? Certainly some would be surprised. Most would probably be puzzled. They might think, "What's so special about me that you'd spend gobs of time and money to find out all my secrets?"
And then some of us who have been researching for even a short while might snort or perhaps even laugh out loud [or both if you're like me] as we think of all the stories and secrets we've uncovered in this crazy journey we've been on and that we are still on.
And, if we could, we'd reply back to them, perhaps underneath our breath, "Oh, trust me my dear ancestor, you and your secrets are well worth it."
Speaking of secrets, today's 7 Gen-Tech Links are brought to you by my Big Paw Paw, who happened to have a lot of secrets.