I started after the Family History Expo in January of 2010 after being encouraged by Thomas and Lisa Louise Cooke to start a blog. I am so glad I lisitened. It started off very humble but with enthusiasm. I didn't really think I would have a lot of topics to post about but I decided nothing ventured nothing gained. First Blog post here.
Because of other blogs and becoming a follower of other blogs I have found topics to use as ways to record my memories and to help me share my family stories. I have meet other people some near and some far. I have made friends. Most importantly I have grown and I have started writing the stories of my life to share with my family. As my tag line suggests:
It started as a place to share family stories
but it has turned into something bigger.I haven't found any long lost cousins, Hartmann, Spahn, Jirak, so if you are out there please look for me. My Chaplin cousins have enjoyed what I have shared and that is fun and I am very glad for that and my relationship with them.
Thanks to all my followers and all your encouragement!
You helped me along the way!