Where To?

“Where should I go?-Alice “That depends on where you want to end up.”-The Cheshire Cat”

I have been researching my family tree for a little over a year. I did not know very much about my ancestors and never imagined where my search would take me. I have gotten lost in many rabbit holes along the way and I can not see where it will end. I have learned a lot. Lately, I have been tracing some of those who were early pioneers of Nova Scotia. The people in those days often had many children and I am finding that many families are interconnected in that many married couples are made up of cousins of mine on both sides. It seems like if your family has ancestors from Nova Scotia they are probably related to me. I get so engrossed in the research that I can spend hours doing it. My daughter can’t understand why I am so devoted to this and says we are all related anyway, like everyone in the world, which is what I have thought too. I think I am starting to find out it is really true.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt word for today is “where.” Start your post with the word “where” and write whatever comes to you. Bonus points if you end your post with “where” too.

Quote from Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass’ via Goodreads quotes. Image of winding path from Wikimedia.org

7 thoughts on “Where To?

  1. J-Dub

    ❤ Alice in Wonderland. When you write "My daughter can’t understand why I am so devoted to this and says we are all related anyway, like everyone in the world, which is what I have thought too." if you insert son for daughter, we'd be twins. Mine has told me that for ages whenever I bring up anything genealogy.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Glad to know I am not alone in this experience. Even in recent years, I could not understand my husband’s fascination with genealogy until I started doing this research and I am hooked. Thanks, Jill. 🙂

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  2. JoAnna

    It’s cool to know your tribe. I’m tempted to dabble, but maybe a little worried I’ll get hooked. I’d just have to have self-discipline. Then again, maybe I wouldn’t go that deep. Is there and easy way to get a closer look? I do have lots of very old photos especially on my father’s side.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      There is a database that is free, familysearch.org. The Mormons set it up and you don’t have to be Mormon to use it. It is like a community family tree though and people can add stuff or subtract it from your tree which I found I wasn’t that happy with. But they do have a search feature where you can find information like birth, death, and marriage records. Ancestry.com allows you to have your own tree and if you want to keep it private you can. I think through Ancestry you get access to more information because there are so many people on there posting info and photos. I still search on familysearch.org too.

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