This is a little place in the world where I can Think Out Loud about our family history. Our stories span the globe – from Northern Europe to Indonesia to the United States. Like many people, when I started my research I didn’t know very much about my family’s history, but through the work of other dedicated genealogists, I have gathered a significant amount of information. The question then became, “How do I share this information with others?”

Genealogy trees tend to be abstract and involve a fair amount of guesswork to understand what was happening at that point in history. They don’t tell you who these people really are. Most people simply run through their family tree, say “cool”, and move on. As a very casual genealogist, I am hoping to piece together the stories told over the years into a narrative that others can share. Who knows, it’s even possible that my stories tie into others’ stories, which would give both something new to share.

This is what my blog is about. Join me on this journey. Share your stories. Let’s pass on a little bit of history to future generations. – Carla Gerardu-Low