Andrea Johnson Beck is a homeschool mama, published author, and a genealogy enthusiast. When she was in her teens she was fortunate enough to meet her extended family who resides in Sweden. They told her stories of where she came from and how her family migrated to United States. As she got older she learned more and more and became intrigued with genealogy. A family tree is passed down through generation to generation, once Andrea was old enough, her parents passed it down to her. It was a precious as gold to her. Reading letters that were exchanged from her great-great grandmother to her sister while they were separated was astounding.
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Patience. When I began I wanted all the information that day and when I would have to wait for a few days, I would become increasingly frustrated. Now, I’m more patient with the digging process.
National Genealogical Society
My great-great grandmother became pregnant, she was shunned from her village in Sweden. The father was sent away, we don’t know who he was. My family may have records somewhere in Sweden but it’s a sensitive topic.
Bologna Spread: Not the Other White Meat!
Facebook and Ancestry.com
In a humorous way on my blog.
Embrace the stories, take it all in.
There is adoption on my husband’s side so we discuss that quite a bit. It makes it challenging at times but we eventually figure it out. It’s fascinating.
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Andrea Johnson Beck is a homeschool mama, published author, and a genealogy enthusiast who lives in North Carolina with her husband, teen son, and fuzzy son. You can find her at http://www.crackedchronicles.com and http://www.andreajohnsonbeck.blogspot.com/ You can find The In-Depth Genealogist online atwww.theindepthgenealogist.com.
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