My next post for Family Tree Firsts is up. You can read it here.
I hope that many of you can relate and that I am not the only person who has ever struggled with this dilemma. Of course Ancestry.com's new leaf system (where hints will pop up for collateral lines) is not helping me at all. For those that don't know, they now give you hints for collateral ancestors on your tree. This is REALLY cool and all but leads to the question again... when do you stop?!
Of course, my friend Elizabeth shared her point of view on the post. Thanks! Elizabeth is my go-to person for genealogy. She helped me get started, is a sounding board for problems, listens to me prattle on about stuff, and all those other things friends do. She is also a librarian who appreciates good source documentation and facts as much as I do. Once again, perhaps I should have gone into Library Science.
Oh, and the picture, I thought it was funny. All the different personality types in one family show through. This artist really captured the essence of the family, and every time I look at it, it makes me giggle a little bit.
Image from the Library of Congress