Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: What Do You Wish You Had Done?

June is coming to an end and we have the last Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge for this month from Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings.

It’s simple and to the point:

1)  What do you wish you had done in your life?  

1. Genealogically speaking, I really wish I had asked more questions of my grandmothers when I first began researching, as they knew not only their parents, but all of their grandparents, too. Names and dates were filled in long ago, but they could have told me much more about their family life growing up, knowing their extended families. I really wish I asked more questions before my grandfather died in 1968 to ask him the same questions.

2. My husband and I have been fortunate enough to travel a lot, but I’ve wanted to sail around the entire world once. So far, I haven’t been able to talk him into it, but there is still some time.

3. In terms of family history travel, I wish we had visited Slovakia, where my paternal ancestors were from, and Germany, where the Stufflebeans originated. There’s still time for that, too, although Dave and I have both said we don’t really want to take any more long haul flights.

4. I loved my year living and teaching in Mexico City and I wish I had been able to convince my hubby to try living abroad for a year or so somewhere in Europe.

5. I wish I had spent more time working on quilting. I enjoy it, but I only have basic sewing skills – not enough to make a really beautiful quilt.

6. Lastly, while it’s still possible, I wish I had been able to break through a few more of those really tough brick walls in the family tree!

Thanks, Randy, for an interesting challenge this week.

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