So one of my many hang-ups with genealogy is that I have a lot of time being a stay at home mom but, I just don't seem to find the motivation to do it. I enjoy it, I like researching and I like putting the puzzle pieces together. So why do I find it so hard to get anything accomplished? Part of it is organization. That is a large downfall for me, I have things scattered all over the place. I don't have a home office. I am currently writing from my laptop sitting on my bed! I have shared this before but it seems that I need to repeat myself just so that I can re-read it and maybe jump start myself into action.
With that said I have to say that one of the many things that I like about Ancestry.com is that I have people contact me from time to time that I am related to in various ways.
Tonight I received an email from a cousin asking if I had any photos or stories about her grandmother's family. I love this. Her grandmother is my great grandmother's youngest sister. The best part, she is local and lives in the town next to my parents! There are so few people in my family that have an interest in the family history that when I do find someone that does enjoy it I get way over the top excited! I have been combing through photographs, my ancestry pages and my grandfather's family history book to find any information that I can for her! She is probably going to run screaming. It will be worth it because I have a glimmer of motivation and I can actually feel like I accomplished something.