First Post

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 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.

The Journey Begins Again

I stole this title from the first generic post that word press gives you but I thought it was appropriate. I had a genealogy blog about three years ago on tumblr and I kind of stopped doing the work for many reasons. Recently, I attended a family reunion for my great-grandmother’s side of the family (my first ever family reunion!) and I was able to share my work with family I had never met. I was so excited to point out ancestors in pictures.

I think that there is so much more information for me to dig up and uncover, so I want to begin again. I’m going to start off by reposting the information from my first blog (also to give me time to make some new posts) and then keep going with my journey. I’m excited to see what I can find and the connections I can make.