First published on August 14, 2015.
Recently, I’ve been doing some research into my family history. For my first tree I followed my last name, Dwinells, as far back as I could in the United States. I found a lot of information, especially because my last name is unique. I worked on my mother’s side of the family, following up on work done by my uncle and cousin. Finally, because we found a box of old pictures that belonged to my paternal grandfather’s mother, I followed her family tree as far back as I could in the US. Initially I used Ancestry.com but I’ve also been finding information from historical societies and ebooks that are public domain. I’m really excited about the work I’ve been doing and I thought I should start a blog, detailing my processes some interesting stories, pitfalls, successes and questions that I still have about my family.