Monday, May 21, 2007

Genealogy: Not just for retirees!

So many people think of genealogy as an "old person's hobby" or something retirees do. But this is simply not true. Believe it or not, many of us are in our 20's, 30's, and 40's. I am not sure what fuels this passion, what it is that could make me drop everything to pursue a slender lead on an ancestors, but it is enjoyable.

I am a Nancy Drew collector, and have read these books since I was 9. Maybe this is part of it? My enjoyment of mysteries? I'm not much into mystery and suspense other than Nancy Drew; I suppose there is a love of both history and mystery there together. I adore vintage things, making puzzles, and more.

I am generally the youngest person in the local LDS, and I am the kind of person who loves to sit and listen to you talk about your family history. I have mine memorized for several generations, as well as my husband's!

This is not a hobby that appeals to older folks only; it appeals to anyone who enjoys mingling history and discovery, adventure and personal ties.