Saturday, October 20, 2012

And so it begins...

I have been taking a church history class through BYU. As I have studied different events in history, I have naturally wondered if any of my people were present at different events. Imagine my surprise when I found personal accounts of the events at Farr West, Missouri and other places. I read about Swiss converts who upon travleing to the United States lost a baby on the way and had to bury him in the Atlantic Ocean. How would you even move forward after this? I have also found ancestors from the Irish potato famine, the Mennonite persecutions in the 1600s, and the Civil War. It is my desire to learn about the history of the times & explain how my people fit into the history of the time. (Think Who Do You Think You Are? without the possibility of commercials or cancellation.)

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