I couldn't normally do this, but since no one knows about this blog yet, I'm going to broadcast that we are leaving town. We are so, so, so excited.
I'm going to do it because we are about to
take the trip of a lifetime, and what better way to start this blog? We
are going to Zap the Grandma gap in a big, big way. I'm taking the
family back to where my ancestry goes back into the 1600s for a
Christmas holiday this year. We are headed to England. The mother
country. This is a long way to go to connect your children with their
family history, but then that's just the start of where we are going
with this blog.
If you read my main blog, The Chart Chick, you'll know that I've been working for several years on investing my children in this Carpenter line
of my family history. I've taught them alot about this line, and last
Christmas we worked on a huge extraction project as a Christmas gift.
Then last February, on my way to the Who Do You Think You Are Live Conference in London, I decided to take a detour and find the family farm.
It was so wonderful to be able to find this family history site.
Little did I know I'd be able to take my children the very next year to
see where this family line started.
We have a great
opportunity right now because my parents are living there for a couple
of years. So we are going to seize the opportunity while it presents
itself. I'm excited to take the kids out to see where the Carpenters
came from. But more than that I'm excited to take them to see my
parents. As you'll see when the new book Zap the Grandma Gap comes
out, I am blessed with wonderful parents. My children need their
influence. So we are going to go connect them with their Great Great
Great Great Great + Grandparents, but also very importantly their
regular Grandparents too. We're looking forward to a great trip, and
I'll keep you posted on how it goes.
Of course you
don't have to go to these lengths to connect your family with their
family history. We'll let you know soon about all the ideas we have for
easier ways to make those connections. In another couple of weeks,
we'll be launching our new book, and we'll be developing lots of
resources for you to help you invest the next generations in your family
history. We can't wait to get started. And we can't wait to hear from
you too. Talk to you soon.