Ancestor Hunt

Weekend Photo Challenge at Real Toads this week is to use the photography of Daryl Edelstein for inspiration.

Ancestor Hunt

clutching paper and pencil

and the notes from grandma’s memory

to a library reading old county histories

of prominent citizens~the denziens of society.

to the court house, a large dark room,

to peruse records scribed in neat letters

 of brown ink from a quill pen

a trip to the cemetery in an effort

to find all that remains of an ancestor

just beware the skeletons you

dredge up that were buried long ago

Photo courtesy of Daryl Edelstein for Real Toads.

When I first started researching my family’s history, I really could go to one court house where they would lead me to the records room and leave me to browse through the records for hours.  I found so much information by doing this.  It’s a shame that you can no longer to this because of people stealing pages from the books.  I have uncovered a scandalous secret or two…

9 thoughts on “Ancestor Hunt

  1. it is def interesting to dig into family history and search out the things that ultimately made us…and there can def be some surprises along the way…smiles.

  2. Yes, the past can hide a lot–but I always say, a little weirdness in the gene pool never hurt anything. Helps you cope. ;_)

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