I have always been curious about my ancestry ... why? well, let me tell you if you saw my family then you say dang now I understand why she wants to know... lol
But in all seriousness - I always wondered many things about my family and families in general. Such as curses in the family, illness, poverty or riches, their quests/journies etc... I began my journey many years ago and then stopped. I have recently started and I have to say I have accomplished a great deal. I have found up to my husbands 5 great grandparents on both sides, mother and father. And understand a great deal of who they are and why some in the family are as they are as well. (wink) ...
I've checked my families side and have come across a great deal of history and culture as well. Shoot we are the "milky way". I love to research and really look into things that need a bit of further looking into if you will. I have found so much and am so grateful for it as well.
I have been able to speak to my mother about it all and she absolutely loves it. She has been able to take time to really think about her childhood and the memories began flooding back. It confirmed a great deal of my research as well.
The best part of it all has been to see the intrigue in my mother and that by far exceeds anything that I ever hoped to find. This is the greatest gift I could have ever received in my life ... (shhh though I didn't share that with anyone yet - just between us girls)
Life - Family --> they go hand in hand even though at times we're like UGH with them both. :-D - it's all about perspective.