Ben decided to look a little into his heritage today(since it is St. Patrick's Day and all) and he found out he is 1/16th Irish - which means our kids will be 1/32nd Irish. I am kind of jealous of them. I need the luck of the Irish in my blood, oh well.
Anyway. I decided to get online and look at the Newman family tree on myfamily.com and I started adding some of the info. on the family tree I have been making at myheritage.com.
This little endeavor brought something to my attention. Ben's great grandma, Bertha Urech, was born in Switzerland and died in Jerome, Idaho. What a life story she must have. Leaving your birthplace and ending up Jerome, Idaho. I wonder how that happened, when that happened, etc.. And of all the luck, she married a Newman. I just wish I knew how it all came to pass. Too bad I don't know any of it, but I don't think it has to be that way.
My grandma has spent a good part of her life putting together my ancestor's life stories and doing geneology. As a result I was given a folder telling me a bit about their lives- I think. Unfortunately, when I got the file I was a bit too concerned about my own life and not so much about the lives of peole who are dead and gone so I haven't even opened it for more than a few minutes. So, now that I'm gaining an interest in the lives of the past I hope that I can take the time to read about my ancestors and my husband's ancestors, especially when the information is readily available.
Oh, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!!