I have been doing my genealogy research for 7 years now. My obsession began when I saw an ancestry.com ad while recovering from an illness I caught in Mexico in 2010. I have never looked back! At the beginning I was just a name collector, collecting names and dates from vital records and not really getting into the story of those ancestors’ lives. Boring right? That’s what I thought too. I knew there had to be more to this family history thing than just names and dates and boy was I right! Every record that I uncover leads to another 10 questions and sends me off into a new direction!

For the last 7 years I have been focusing on the lives of my husband’s ancestors. My husband’s family are French-Canadian from the Maniwaki and Gracefield areas of Quebec, but have now expanded to all parts of Quebec and Ontario. Some even ventured into the US! I have done so much research on them and have gotten so “close” to them that you may see me refer to them as “MY” ancestors! I am very protective of them all! I want their lives to be portrayed as accurately as possible, whether they were good or bad, rich or poor, famous or not. If it were not for the thousands and thousands of ancestors over the years, I would not have the most important person in my life today, my husband.

I created this blog as a way to reach out to others that may be researching the same surnames as myself, help others that may be just beginning their journey into family history and write out my brickwalls and other family research problems that I may be having, all while celebrating the discoveries that I make along the way!

I will also be posting about my journey through the PLCGS (Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies) from NIGS (National Institute for Genealogical Studies) as well as my goal to become a Certified Genealogist (CG) through the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG).

I hope you will continue to read my blog and and share your stories with me as well!

Krista @ The Great Ancestor Dig



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