I have the pleasure of introducing you to Tracie and her blog, Spirits Of The Old, described as, “. . . Individual Family History.”
How Tracie Got Started in Genealogy
“It started back when I was 10 years old, just after my mother died, up till then I never thought to ask why I only had one grandparent, my maternal grandmother (nana). Once mom was gone I started asking where my other grandparents and family were. I found out my dad was adopted and his adopted parents had died long before I was born. That started me on my journey to find my paternal grandparents, a journey that would take just 44 years for me to discover their names.”
Tracie’s Thoughts on Blogging
“I started Spirits of the Old after I discovered GeneaBloggers. The daily themes and reading the other wonderful blogs there inspired me to look at blogging in a new way, as well as doing my Genealogy, instead of just names and dates logged into a computer program or written down on paper. I now see a story of my Ancestors and I’m able to share it with others. Since starting my blog last year I have been contacted by long lost family members who have shared with me family photos, stories and documentation that I did not have.”
Tracie created her blog title from, “‘Scotlandthe Brave’ Hark! When the night is falling Hear, Hear! The pipes are calling, loudly and proudly calling, down through the glen. There where the hills are sleeping, now feel the blood a-leaping, High as the spirits of the oldHighland men.”
Tracie had a few blogging concerns in the beginning, “One that I would never make it past a few posts before I lost interest in it, and two, that no one would read it.”
How Tracie Follows the Rest of Us
“I follow many (over 100). I usually spend my weekends with a cup (pot) of coffee as I visit their pages.”
Tracie’s Time Capsule Message
“My message to future generations is ask questions while there is family to ask, listen to the stories your Grandparents and parents tell no matter how silly or boring you may find them now, one day they will mean the world to you. Write things down because one day you will want to know about your Ancestors.”
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Please take a moment to head on over to Tracie’s blog. Leave her a comment letting her know you stopped by. Welcome Tracie, it’s great to have you here!
© 2012, copyright Gini Webb
Gini Webb lives in San Diego, California and manages her own blog, Ginisology, while also researching her own German heritage, recently retired, enjoying life with wonderful husband Steve and visiting with her now seven grandchildren!
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