Family History and Genealogy Research: Have You Uncovered Secrets in Your Family Tree?Read Now
Have You Uncovered Secrets in Your Family History and Genealogy Research?
Sometimes family secrets or surprises, throughout our family tree, are an inevitable find during our family history and genealogy research. I know I have found many surprises and secrets throughout my own family tree, either through genealogy records or DNA. Some are just fun surprises, some are heartbreaking, and sometimes there are shockers. Even though some surprises or secrets in your family history are not what you may have expected at all, they are nonetheless part of your family history, and EVERTHING in your genealogy research is a step into your ancestor’s lives. The good, the bad, and the ugly is also part of your family history and what makes your genealogy research come alive. Remember, genealogy is nothing without the family history and social history behind it. 😉
Have you uncovered secrets in your family tree? What have you found that surprised or shocked you?
I recently asked this question on social media and was surprised with how many responses I had to it and the responses themselves! Some are heartwarming, some are funny, some are quite interesting, some are heartbreaking, and some are shockers! There are quite a lot but well worth the read! 😉
Here are some of the responses I had to this question:
What do you think of the surprises and/or secrets on this list? Have you found any of these in your own family tree? Have you uncovered secrets in your family tree? What have you found that surprised or shocked you? I’d love to read your questions or comments!
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Come read more of my social genealogy questions and their results under the Social Genealogy and Family History category.
Marian Burk Wood
7/18/2022 01:39:33 pm
So true--if you haven't found at least a few surprises, you're doing some thing wrong! Of course I've found surprises, but nothing terribly earth-shattering. Surprises like who had more than one spouse that the family never heard of, for instance.
7/18/2022 02:00:22 pm
Yes, so true, and I loved that same reply to my question in social media, haha! ;)
7/21/2022 01:41:09 pm
Love this post!
7/21/2022 08:00:14 pm
Thanks Jeri! That reply to my question was hilarious, but yes, it was oh so true! :)
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