For my initial contributions to this blog I decided that Who, What, When, Where and Why would guide me in my posts. Last month I couldn't work out how to attack Why so I moved on the Where and detailed the hometowns and countries of my earliest ancestors.
I am leaving What in the parking lot for the moment because I want to talk more about Who or should that be Whom? In my first Who post I spoke about myself and in my second Who post I spoke about my grandparents and shared some basic info on my direct lines.
As we are individuals we all approach our research in different ways and with different motives. So Who or Whom am I researching may differ from whom you research.
|Richard Aspinall and family - direct ancestors|
I am keen to discover and document the stories of those great aunts and uncles and closer cousins who had no offspring of their own and hope to write up some profiles in my Geniaus blog. People like my 2x Great Uncle, Michael Harrington Ryan, an Australian pioneer priest deserve to have their stories told.
I want to leave a legacy of a family history for my children so I put the same effort into researching Mr GeniAus' side of the family as I do into my own. Researching my children's ancestry has not taken me beyond Australia, The United Kingdom and Ireland.
Now that I have married off the children and they have produced another generation I feel the need to research all of their lines for the grandchildren. I have not put as much effort into this research as into my own but I have tried to put together some sort of pedigree for the youngest generation. This has been a great challenge for me as Greece, Malta and The Netherlands have been added to my places to research. If I live to be 90 I might get around to writing about these people, their places and stories.
To date I have 8983 Individual Records and 2918 Family Records in my database. 4,678 (52.08%) are male, 4,257 (47.39%0 are female and I'm not sure about the rest.
There is a long list of surnames from Abbott to Zsmidzsar in my database with many names in between.
Top 30 surnames (total individuals):
Who or Whom are you researching?