Here's another random thought. Wouldn't it make an interesting mystery book to be haunted by a genealogist ghost who had not completed their research yet? Hmmmm..... anyone?
Boy, I know that feeling!! Had hoped to do a LOT of inputting of info today but the AZ shooting totally sidetracked me...hopefully will able to get at least a few things done tomorrow (the famous last words of all genealogists!!)
Yes. I need to get all the research done before I get there, so I know who to look for. Just like how you google people before you meet them for the first time.
Here I sit, every day caually inputting death and birth information. But the day I had to input my father's death date I cried like a baby. It took me weeks to do it.
Yes, I sometimes wonder what I will say to the ancestors I meet "on the other side" before I found them here. I guess it will be something like, "I just ran out of time."If you find someone to write your mystery, please keep us alerted so we can all read it when it's published. It's a great idea for a book. Or another idea: to be haunted by someone who wants to help with the research. Now I would sure appreciate a ghost like that!
Funny...I was just kidding with someone about this very thing last week. Told them I couldn't go until my research was finished. Doesn't it just crack you up when someone asks you if you are almost finished with your genealogy? Sheesh, like they think there is an *end* somewhere!
End? *snort* Now that's funny. I've often thought about & felt my ancestors standing or sitting there as I write. Are they mad? Sad? Laughing? Who knows? I always try to address them directly in my writing because it's the closest thing I have to an actual conversation with them. Well, until I "go". Then we're *really* talking.~C
My worst fear is when I get to the gates of Heaven someone will say - "well you got that [genealogy gem] wrong!"