Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hello Dear Reader,
I have been sorting through a lot of papers, eliminating duplicates and organizing the rest. It has been interesting to compare stories and see how they vary. As I post to this blog I usually compare 2 or 3 different versions of each incident and decide which might be the most accurate. As I do this I get a good idea of what life was like for Wes and Mary Carter.

Last semester I wrote a family history paper on Jasper and Evaline Fifield Hall. It was hard work but I think I solved some mysteries, corrected some misinformation, and ended up with a pretty good story. The reason I decided to go back to school was to learn how to write well and honestly.

After I finish school (I hope by the time I’m 70) I plan to write a book or two about our interesting ancestors. The paper on Jasper and Evaline will be a chapter in one of my books. Anyway, I thought I should tell you not to take everything you come across as the truth. Sometimes finding truth requires digging. Keep what you find but keep looking—and be sure to document everything!
Love,
Aunt Genni

1 comment:

Inkgenious said...

Just wanted to let you know that I think you are doing a great job. Genealogy and family history in any of their forms are certainly not easy tasks but the work you have done is amazing and I'm so thankful to be able to learn about my ancestors. I can honestly say that reading your blog has helped me in many ways to feel closer to them already. I look forward to your continued postings.