Better known as Ancestry.com.... Oh my lord.. I think that site is worse than Pintrest.. Thought process is the same "Oh just one more document view, wait WHAT did that say.. Ok just 10 more minutes." Four freaking hours later and you are debating on if just a few hours of sleep is okay or is it better to not get any and go straight to work... For the record - get the few hours of sleep and go to the Starbucks drive through for a 55 gallon drum of coffee. Also - not that I am suggesting this - but Energy Now pills help with that boost.
I still have NOT once single clue about my dad's side of the family, but my mother's side has just exploded.. I have found what appears to be my "gateway" ancestors - meaning the ones who immigrated - thing is I get stuck because I can't open documents that are not US documents. Which begs the question - do you really have to pay the fee to search worldwide or is there somewhere else on the ol' internets where I can find this stuff??
What I have found so far is really cool.. Old civil war military draft cards, pictures of both people and grave markers. Birth, marriage and death certificates. I am just so fascinated by it all that its where I have spent the bulk of my free time this past week. I am hoping that at some point there will be a spark that opens up my dad's side of the family.
I am also questioning what you add to your own history to be out there for your 6th time great grand child to find. Like my first marriage, do I add it, it did happen, no children resulted just a metric shit ton of bad debt and horrible memories - but since it happened do you add it??? As much as I'd like to pretend it never occurred it did.
Then comes the question do you just add the person with the mention of the marriage and divorce and leave it at that or do you then add their family members? I see why you might but honestly you tore that limb clean off the tree and with no shared children why would you add the EX's family??
Would you add him? What about HIS family to YOUR tree??