Welcoming an additional author

I’m planning to participate in Geneablogger’s Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories this year. However, my life tends to get away from me a little bit so I’ve enlisted a bit of help. My mother will be guest blogging with me through this holiday season.

Jean Thomey

Jean Thomey

My mother has been an inspiration to me through out my genealogical adventures. She began my initial interest into Family History by dragging a fifteen-year-old girl kicking and screaming to the National Archives one rainy Saturday. I took a book thinking that I would be bored out of my mind within a matter of minutes. To my surprise (though I’m sure that my mother knew it all along), I was sucked in to reels and reels of census records trying to decipher old handwriting and seeking out the names of long gone relatives. My mom has opened doors for me that I never new were available.

After that initial trip to the Archives she’s gone with me on tons of genealogical adventures. She’s gone with me to archives, libraries, court houses, and cemeteries. And all the way she enriches my experience more than I can ever predict. It is because of our combined problem solving skills that I’ve been able to solve some of our family’s greatest mysteries. She’s so much more than a sounding board to me, she’s my genealogical partner, and I just couldn’t do it without her.

I’m happy to be having her work on this holiday project with me, and I hope that we will be able to do more writing together in the future!


  1. I am so looking forward to posts from your Mom – and it rocks that she inspired you to get involved with genealogy!
    .-= Thomas MacEntee´s last blog ..Advent Calendar – December 6, 2009 =-.

  2. I’m excited too! 🙂 We’re having a little meeting tonight to discuss our schedule of posting… EXCITING!!

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