When you start your family tree, start with yourself and gradually move through your tree by adding parents, grandparents and great grandparents. Capture what you know, then search the data bases on Ancestry (ancestry.com) or other genealogy sites for more information. If you have the ability to visit your home town, you should visit the local library, churches attended by your family, and seek out living members to fill in the blanks.
Between the Dashes was created because I desired more than just the birth and death dates. When you search the genealogical databases you find lots of information. One of the challenges is filling in the stories between the dashes. Who were they? What were their hobbies? What did they love to do? What were some of their challenges? Between the Dashes will focus on answering some of those questions about my family. Let’s start with my grandparents.