Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Tika Digs Persistence
But her perception and dedication and persistence is a great example to me. Do I "listen" for clues as to where to find those pesky out-of-sight ancestors? When I "find the right spot" do I dig and dig to find them or do I just scratch amongst the weeds and give up?
My Handy Man has a Smith line (as do we all and likely more than one). His is Charles Smith, son of John Smith, son of John Smith, son of William Smith. And I despaired of EVER figuring out that line (from Virginia, of course). But every so often I'd pick it up again and "dig a hole" and guess what? Last December while "digging" this problem again, I found Herb D. whose late wife was of this line and who was now wanting to share all her work with any and all descendants. What a blessing to me. He sent me a CD with all the answers and the documentation and my Smith problem is resolved.
Tika asked: "Did you catch him?" Well, sort of, I answered.