Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Missed Genealogical Opportunities

I want to write in detail, but I'm afraid it will only come out as a rant (I know that I already sound angry) about how I feel about putting in so much time and effort, work and energy, and yet not being acknowledged for it; how there are people right now who have the opportunity to dig deeper and have decided not to.

It is unfortunate when family not just rubs us the wrong way and skips along acting as though they are the great explorers when somebody else really did all of the work, but then they also decide to miss a unique opportunity to possibly make some great discoveries.

But in light of the attitudes of such people, I can't really complain, because that leaves the great discoveries for me to uncover, if they can be uncovered at all.  

That said, I just want to say how thankful I am for cousins both close (like my 2nd cousin, Kenny Shaw) and distant (like the countless cousins I have connected with online) who enjoy the search and the discovery, the sharing and acknowledging who contributed what to their work.  Thank you for being a part of my genealogical journey.

Copyright (c) 2011 Wendy L. Callahan

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