This feels weird... where to start?
When my last grandmother passed away in early 2013, I suddenly realized I had lost a significant link to my past, one that I'd never really taken the opportunity to utilize. Thus began my interest in genealogy.
After dabbling with Family Tree Maker and Ancestry.com for a few months, I attended Ancestry Days in Arlington, TX. That was my first exposure to instruction in the art of genealogy, where I learned to be methodical, and to document what I was doing so I wouldn't be lost when I came back to it somewhere down the road. I actually ended up deleting most of my tree at that point and starting over - I'd been one of the ignorant newbies going hog wiled with shaky leafs!
I volunteer for Find A Grave, taking photos when I can, managing memorials of family members, and contributing wherever I can. I also like to participate in FamilySearch indexing.
I'm a techie by nature and trade; I'm the systems administrator for a small office - technically I am the ENTIRE IT department (it's just me). So I'm hoping to leverage those skills and contribute to this wiki whenever I can.
I actually just found the wiki late last night (12 Aug 2014). I couldn't sleep and was trying to find my 4th great grandparents on one part of my tree, and discovered that I could request fiche be sent to a local Family History Center (https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Richardson_Texas_Family_History_Center) - I never knew we had one here. It was on that wiki that I saw some things that could use a little love and attention, and began contributing to the wiki.
- Ancestry.com profile: http://connect.ancestry.com/Profile/0149e4b1-0006-0000-0000-000000000000
- Find a Grave profile: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=48197210&MSid=48197210&
NOTE TO SELF
find a syntax guide for this wiki!!
Dfwdraco76 12:20, 13 August 2014 (UTC)