The Genealogy Bug
I really can’t remember what started me on my search for my ancestors and those of my husband. Retired, I have several hobbies that I enjoy. Perhaps I became bored with those hobbies; all I know is that I am now addicted to genealogy and the intimate details of the lives of my ancestors.
I have to thank my sister-in-law Judy for her help in getting me started. She has been searching for information about the Ferguson and Pope families for many years and gladly shared what she had with me. Judy was fortunate to have been stricken with the bug while my husband’s grandmother, Lola Pope Ferguson, was alive. Although grandma Ferguson was late in her years she furnished Judy with information to get her started. Through time Judy collected information the old-fashioned way via snail mail and eventually with a subscription to Ancestry.com.
And to my benefit, Judy shared her data and pictures with me and sent me on my own journey into Ferguson land. For the next year I gathered information, followed blogs, attended genealogy seminars, and honed my skills. That work on all fronts continues today.