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Welcome to My Genealogy Adventures

As most of you fellow genealogists have probably found the people closest to you in your life are not really interested in your hobby.
When I traced my husbands paternal line all the way back to the 1700's I was so excited. When I told him about it he looked at me with that look that said who cares. All he is interested in finding out is the American Indian connection to his father. This happens to be one of the biggest brick walls of my genealogy research. Needless to say I don't have much to tell him on the subject.
Here on this blog I hope to share some of my most exciting genealogical finds. I also hope to connect with other genealogists.
Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back soon!
Arlene

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