2011-06-28

dee_burris: (Default)
2011-06-28 11:37

Somewhere, sometime we'll get a break...

Spent some time this morning on email and phone with another Burris researcher, one who manages the Burris DNA project.

We are both stuck in the same generation, and know because of the DNA results that we are related - but through whom?

Most likely the parents of men who were born in the last quarter of the 1700s...men who left their birthplace and wound up the extreme western counties of Tennessee before moving on to Missouri and Arkansas.

I'm confident there will be a break. DNA testing for genealogy purposes is gaining widespread acceptance.

Now, I just have to get my son ready (and willing) to carry the torch in case the break comes after I'm gone...
dee_burris: (Default)
2011-06-28 13:59

The next generation...

So...I've been thinking while I've been on vacation.

Who's going to carry it on when I get to the end of this journey? (For those who may wonder, I think the journey continues, just on a different plane, in a different form.)

Who's going to manage the family tree? Who's going to continue to add the information that comes to light after several more generations?

Who's going to add the dates of death for those of us who are living now?

My son would be the most likely candidate...he's 28.

And is raising my (almost) 4 year old granddaughter, doesn't give a flip about computers, expresses the proper amount of interest in our family history, as long as I keep it brief...

I have a cousin who is keenly interested in the genealogy, but she's in my generation, has no children of her own, and it seems kind of unfair to dump on her, and then have her have to ask herself...

Who's next?