An amateur dabbler in all things history, the writer embarks on what she thought would be a year-long journey into the Realm of Family History. Little did she know her journey into the Realm would stretch out more than a fifteen years and involve many late nights of typing names and dates into a computer. Her journey would include traveling to small, windowless rooms in the basements of libraries and courthouses across the country on purpose, and hiking across many a muddy field in rural America to find the elusive gravestones that are hidden behind a stand of trees. And, at no time in her travels through the Realm did she run into any royalty whatsoever…almost. Thus she has decided to name her blog:
The Lives of Serfs and City Folk: One Woman’s Journey into the Realm of Family History.
The writer hopes that the retelling of tales and a revisiting of historical events and family stories will entertain all her fellow travelers through the Realm of Family History.