I listen to the Rosie O'Donnell talk show daily, and recently she was talking about being on the show, "Who Do You Think You Are?" The show traces a famous person's roots, and shows the steps along the way. I had never watched the show before, but plan to make it a weekly must see. (Here's the link to the show's website)
I was so intrigued by all that Rosie found on her journey, so, being a marketing person's dream, I immediately signed on to Ancestry.com to take a look around. I started my family tree, and began adding people to my tree. At this point, Ancestry tells me I can have a free two week trial period, and after that I must pay for this information. So, right now, I'm madly trying to peruse records to get as much information, as humanly possible, in this two week time period.
I think I'm addicted. I'm a genealogy addict. I'm addicted to genes.
Last night, I searched the site for hours. Steven would speak to me and I didn't hear a word. House Hunters was on, but I have no idea if they chose house #1, #2 or #3. I didn't even drink the nice glass of red wine that I had poured as a treat for enduring a difficult Monday. I was dialed in on my ancestors.
Now, I'm only on day 3 of my quest, but already, I've discovered that one of my grandfather's was a "lubricator" for Buick. I found my other grandfather's border crossing papers circa 1924. This is the page containing his information--
And this next part shows Grandpa (Robert Jamieson), his mom, Jean, my great aunt Peg (Margaret) and my great uncle Syd. Now, I'm just getting started and I'm finding this. I'm psyched!! Grandpa is originally from Scotland, and my maternal grandmother is from Poland, so there's a whole world of stuff out there to find!
Now, the real question--how in the world am I going to get this done in two weeks? And, if I don't get it done, am I going to fork up the bucks?
Who am I kidding.