Sunday, June 27, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Why Do Genealogy?

After having my own Saturday night genealogy fun with the aforementioned spam, here is the real deal:  Randy Seaver's Genea-Musings Saturday Night Genealogy Fun meme.   Tonight's instructions:

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Think about the question: "Why do I pursue genealogy and family history research?"

2) Tell us about it on your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a comment on Facebook

I do it for curiosity.  I do it because I like a puzzle.  I do it because I like detective work.  I do it because I am a born research nerd.  I do it because I'm a history buff.  I do it because I wanted to know more about the father I hardly knew because he died just after I turned 7 years old.  I do it because I wanted to know about the grandparents I never met.  I do it because it is fun investigating family stories and finding the facts behind them -- if there are any!

That's why I do it.  How about you?


Jenna said...

We share the same "I do its" Karen. I also do it because I simply like it. Never thought I would have any interest but once I started I couldn't stop!

Karen Packard Rhodes said...

I know! I've even gone academic with it!

I feel like I should introduce myself with, "Hi. My name is Karen. I'm a geneaholic."