For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in researching my family tree. The people that made me who I am today, and the stories that brought them together.
I know that my paternal great-great-great grandparents came to the United States from Portugal. I know that my maternal grandfather was born in Kentucky and had a monkey for a pet when he was a child. There are several gaps in my family history.
The Texan’s family history – his father’s side of the family is from Texas and his mother’s side comes from Spain, or was it Cuba? I know that his father had nine siblings, his mother had three.
This fall, my mother embarks on her new adventure, and will be taking half of my family’s story with her.
How is The Boy going to learn about his history if I can’t even tell him my portion?
I am working on a series of questions and answers for all of the family members that I can find mailing addresses for! I want to learn more about the stories that make up the people of my tree. How did my grandparents meet? What kind of foods did my great-grandparents serve for dinner?
Look for more information about my Family Tree project in the coming months!
How did you chronicle your family tree? What are some questions you asked family members?
This post is inspired by Sarah McCoy’s The Baker’s Daughter. In a small Texan town, Reba discovers Elsie’s German Bakery and falls in love with more than the pastries. Shes drawn to Elsie’s life in Germany during the last year of WWII. JoinFrom Left to Write on August 29 as we discuss The Baker’s Daughter. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.