Last year I attempted to dedicate one year to one family line (surname): The Year of Lee! This was my husband’s paternal line. Yes, I’ve thought about how much cooler this line would have been last year during the Royal Wedding events… Dang it! Lol!
I learned that even though divine intervention derailed my year, with a main goal to focus on one family line… My focus had more focus!
I discovered that when you spend a year thinking about only one line you really open yourself up for a lot of discovery. I was also finally able to go & locate various kinds of records instead of basic vitals (birth, death, census). A slow process indeed, but I learned so much!
The Lees were much fun! Though I wasn’t able to smash the brick wall down, I was able to add a little more to the story, verify family stories, & connect with another family through a lost relative ;)
So this year is The Year of Buckingham!
Over the years I’ve made a few contacts with long lost distant Buckingham cousins & using Facebook, I’ve connected with more family! Since there’s been so much interest & correspondence… I am gonna try to focus on my Buckingham line & see what we all come up with!
The Buckinghams are my maternal grandmother’s line: Darlyne Marie Buckingham, also known as “Grands”.
(See my family tab for a quick mini family tree.)
In this family we will find all kinds of stories & characters. Our “brick wall” seems to lie with my great great grandfather: Robert Edwin Buckingham, or REB as many of us refer to him. The question: “Are his parents his biological parents or does a story of English heritage hint to an unsolved mystery?”
As the weeks pass I will introduce various ancestors & stories, and hopefully you can see the process of discovery unfold.
I ask only that you feel free to share, ask questions, & help collaborate with me :) Happy New Year 2012!