Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Ellen’s Questions – Part 3

Time for one of my favorite blogging activities – Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings. Here is this week’s challenge:

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

1)  Ellen Thompson-Jennings posted 20 questions on her Hound on the Hunt blog two weeks ago – see Even More Questions About Your Ancestors and Maybe A Few About You (posted 27 June). 

2)  We will do these five at a time – Questions 11 to 15 tonight (We did 1 through 5 two weeks ago and questions 6 through 10 last week.)

Here is the third set of Ellen’s questions:

11. If money wasn’t an issue; where would you go to do genealogy research?
12. Do you ever feel like you’re the only person researching your family?
13. Why do you think you’re interested in your family history and other family members might not be?
14. Do you intend to write about your genealogy/family history findings?
15. Did you ever make a genealogy mistake that caused you to have to prune your family tree?

My answers:

11. If money was no issue, I would spend six months in Europe visiting ancestral villages in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Slovakia and over 100 villages in England. I would love to walk where my ancestors walked.
12. I used to feel like I was the only one researching a family line, but today it is very unusual if I don’t find multiple people working on the same branch of the family tree.
13. I’m a detail oriented person and love learning the history of my family. I also love the thrill of the hunt. Other family members are interested in knowing about the ancestors, but either don’t have the time or the inclination to research themselves.
14. I self-published a book about my husband’s Williams family and collateral lines and have also compiled booklet-type genealogies on several of my own families. I doubt I’d ever begin working on another book. Blogging is the way to go now for me.
15. Early on in my research I had to prune and adjust the New England Burnham branch on my tree, as there were several men of the same name and similar age. Right family plus a multiple descent, but through the wrong man.

Thanks again, Ellen and Randy. I am looking forward to next week’s list.

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