One thing I love/hate about Genealogy

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I have a love/hate relationship with Genealogy :)

Yesterday, I started doing "a little bit" of research into an ancestor. Minutes turned into hours, and one thing led to another thing until I no longer remembered how I came to be where I ended up.

But then, I found it!

I had been searching for the father of a person that had the same name as another person, but knew that they weren't the same. So, I finally (FINALLY!) stumbled upon an Essex Institute document that told me his father's name, and I contacted a WikiTreer who managed a profile with the same name, asking if he had any more info on the son, Benjamin.  Sure enough he did!

Mystery solved!

Now, if I could just get back the HOURS I spent on it when I should have been doing something else, I would be eternally grateful.

It's all good!  Even when it is a long, winding road to get there!
in The Tree House by S Willson G2G6 Pilot (120k points)
Good detective!  Some future family member, maybe even some current ones, will bless you for it.

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their is many thing we love and many things we hate, but it works in the end, and very well if we find a happy median.
by S Sagers G2G6 Mach 2 (21.6k points)

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