Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Have you ever wondered about your family history? Maybe if there was someone heroic that you are related to? From time to time I would think about it, but never really showed much interest.
My feelings began to change a bit when I started watching shows like Who Do You Think You Are? and BYU's The Generations Project. I guess watching people's journey of discovering more about their heritage sparked an interest about having a desire to learn more about mine.
On Friday, I logged onto Family Search and I'm pretty sure I have found my new addiction. I spent hours clicking the arrows that would go from one name to another. I eventually traced my heritage all the way back to 1054 in Normandy, France.
I was also surprised to see how much work that still needs to be done. There are a couple of lines that stop after 5 generations. I can't wait to find out more and start to piece the puzzle together.
For some reason I also thought that alot of the temple work had already been done, and boy was I wrong. All of a sudden I felt a sense of urgency to get it done! Brock and I spent all day on Saturday at the Seattle Temple chipping away at it. It was an incredible experience and we have set a goal to go once a week.
Brock logged on too and traced his heritage back to the Byzantine Empire! He felt pretty bummed when he saw that most of his genealogy had already been done. I guess that's what you get when there are a bunch of Mormons in your family :)
I'm excited to be part of this great work! The knowledge that I will gain will be a great blessing to me and my family.