Earlier this year (2010) I watched a new TV program called Who Do You Think You Are?
I became hooked on the show and suddenly found myself diving head first into family history research. I scoured my public library for every available copy of every book regarding genealogy and even ordered books from other libraries through the interlibrary loan program. I just can't seem to get enough information and am amazed at the wealth of information available for the asking.
The name of the blog came from the simple fact that all of my immigrant ancestors, somehow or other, all arrived in MT and stayed here until the very end. Many of them are buried in the same cemetery and others are buried not very far away. They came to MT from all over Europe and the UK. They came for the hope and promise of something better than they had in the old country. My hope is to find what brought them here and was it worth it to them, in the end?
I will also be tracking my genealogical research here. Mainly as a way of helping me stay on track, but also as a guide for anyone else who may want to start their own family history research. I'm a very new beginner, and I move a snail's pace, but if you want to tag along, I'd love the company. If you happen to be quicker than me, throw me a rope and I'll try to hang on.
This proves to be a fun and exciting journey. And so we begin.