I grew up with very little family. Genealogy has changed that for me in more ways than one. I have found cousins. Cousins have found me. And there is my growing "genealogy family". Plus there are all these dead folk who never ever disagree with me! Could I get any luckier?
When I first started , I had closed my business and was looking for a cheap hobby to keep me busy for a little while. I know some of you seasoned genealogists are laughing when you hear cheap, but the truth is Ive spent very little money. Ok , Ancestry.com is an expensive , but other than that , I only spend what I can afford to spend. There is something strangely delicous about having to wait a month to send away for a birth certifcate. I confess I haven't gone across the pond though. My expenses might wrack up then.
I have , however, spent an inordinate amount of time posting on different message boards ,etc. First there is Ancestry.com. Buckets full of last names to post to. Then , Cousinconnect.com..I havent found any relatives there yet but I know I will. Curtin .org and Ancestry.com on Facebook.
In addition to all of these there are websites to read ..that will lead me somewhere else. I could never forget Cyndislist.com. That would be like forgetting to eat the chocolate pudding in my fridge.
What has genealogy done for you and what are your favorite sites?