What's Ahead In 2013?
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I came across this image today and instantly identified with the expression on this woman's face. It's like she's saying with attitude no less, "Do you think, I know where I'm going?"
There are times that when I am writing on my blog, that I feel like this woman. People write so many wonderful comments and cheer me on along my genealogy journey and sometimes I feel like whispering, "Psssp...You know...I don't really know what I'm doing." Now of course I know that isn't exactly true. I have been able to find out an incredible amount of information over almost three and a half years of digging up roots and a year and a half of blogging. That didn't happen by accident. It took time and patience. I had to learn how to do research. (Believe you me, I still have a lot of learning to do.) But now that I am here, what's next? What's ahead for 2013?
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More digging of course!
Currently, I am researching my Ellison family line and I plan on sharing more of my findings shortly. I am really excited by this branch of the family tree because it has taken me to a new place, Greene County, NC. I don't know much about this county so I will be doing a lot of reading in the next couple of months to get a sense of what it was like there prior to the start of the Civil War.
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More DNA testing!
That's right another DNA test is in the cards. (And yes, that is me chuckling to myself in the background.) That whole thing with 23andme doing the $99 sale in December got me hooked again. My problem is that I just can't say no to a sale. Oh well, I guess there are worse thinks to be addicted to than DNA testing. I ordered a test for my husband too. His ancestry is Irish and English. I have to say that I am a bit curious to see if there are any surprises waiting to be discovered in his genes. Also, wouldn't it be interesting to find out if perhaps we are distantly related?
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Lastly, I hope that this year will bring forth even more cousin connections. Blogging has been an absolute blessing for me in this regard. To all my readers, wishing you peace, love, and happiness for the New Year!