Genealogy was an undiscovered passion of mine until the last few years. I began tracing my family tree in part to apply my internet research skills to my mother’s (on foot and handwritten)research from years ago. What started with a simple 2 generation tree became a 1000+ person tree, a pursuit to tell the story of my family’s beginnings and locate ancestral “stomping” grounds. In the course of my research I have connected with several “cousins” who have further fueled this fire and provided treasured memories through image and story. This is my legacy to my chiIdren as it is almost a race against time to connect all of the dots. I want to assist others on this same quest but who are unsure of where/how to start or don’t have time or energy for what ancestral research requires.