Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Ever since I was a kid, I've had a fascination with genealogy and family history.  I was the 10-year-old who went on family vacations to places like Gettysburg and Plymouth.  For a long time I was content listening to my dad's theories and latest research, but I was also incredibly excited to help out whenever I could.

Just over two years ago I began my own family history quest.  I'm fortunate enough to still have both of my parents around as resources, but I've primarily been blazing my own research path.  School kept me busy for a while, but I have a lot more time now to dedicate to genealogy and blogging.

By starting this blog, I hope to share both my personal family history knowledge and research skills with other members of the genealogy community while learning new tricks and meeting new people along the way.

Welcome to Reaching the Heartwood!


  1. Congratulations and welcome to the wonderful world of genealogy blogging!

  2. Welcome to the geneablogging community!

  3. Welcome to Geneabloggers! I look forward to reading your blog!

  4. Linda,

    I was about your age when I started my own family research. Now 30 years later, and it still is an obsession.

    I, too, just started blogging about my research. I look forward to following along.


  5. Thank you all for the warm welcomes! I look forward to being a part of the geneablogging community. :)