Thursday, May 26, 2016

Family Search

I have finally been a little more motivated to get My Family Search set up. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or Mormons as some people know us, encourages members to do their family history work and genealogy. This work is important to us and helps us to become closer to our ancestors. My parents came over for dinner a couple nights ago and my mom helped me get a couple things set up. It was kind of confusing at first, but after a couple of different tries, we figure things out. The funny trick was that I could only get connected to all of the work that has previously been done through my deceased ancestors.

Once I got my side connected, I started to work on Haig's side as well asking for some help from his mother and Nan Pinsent. Over the last couple of days I have been learning so much and it is very amazing to see just how far back the work goes. My maternal Grandmother's side is from Prince Edward Island and also Acadie. I love the story of Acadie and I hope I will be able to visit the historical village in Nova Scotia someday soon. Most of the Pinsent side is from Newfoundland, which is another place I want to visit in the near future. I hope if we plan to visit these places we will feel the love they had for those places where they lived and raised their families.  

Another reason why Family History is important to me is for names. My mother always said that we would have different names if she had been doing more family history before we were born. As we hope to start a family soon, I would really love to use some of my ancestors names. There are so really pretty ones that I am falling in love with already! 

This plaque was given to us as a wedding present from our friend Julie Haas. It actually came in handy as I was trying to set up Haig's side of the family. It is a sweet reminder of the homes and families that these individuals created. I hope I can continue to learn more about my ancestors and find the joy in family history work. 


Helen said...

Does your Mum have the family tree? I could send a gedcom file, or at least I think I can.

Alyssa Pinsent said...

Yeah she does have it, what is a gedcom file?

Helen said...

Genealogical Data exchange file, it's formatted so nearly every program can open and read the data.