Welcome to Don’t Forget Where We Came From, my family genealogy blog. I am a wife and mom busy making memories and passing down family traditions to our children so they don’t forget where we came from, a promise to my Poppy.
I have been researching all my family lines since I was in elementary school, not an easy task as a fourth grader but a ton of fun. While I have taken breaks over the years, my family history has always drawn me back in. I used to rush through my genealogy, but now I am trying to as thoroughly as possible understand each family member’s life, as well as can be from the distance of time. In an effort to slow down and keep track of my research and findings, I decided to keep a blog.
Along the way, I will be researching my mom’s mother’s side, the Watkins and Taylors of North Carolina; my mom’s dad side, the Sebastians of North Carolina and the Bemis and Osgood families of Ohio. I started out with only a few facts on them because my grandfather’s mom was adopted and died young so little was known. I have found it amazing how much you can glean with just a few pieces of information, but in the beginning it was like looking for a needle in a haystack. I will also be researching my dad’s side, the Hudnall, Eskins, Bailes, and Comers of West Virginia.
I have already found so many interesting things and can’t wait to solve more puzzles. I hope you enjoy it as much as I!
Don’t forget where you came from.