The Family Tree
Stories and posts related to genealogy and family history in general, and the Hile Family (and all its many branches) in particular.
One of the things I tell clients and those interested in family history and genealogy is to be prepared for what you might find. Case in point: me.
Sometimes, genealogy can be used not only to prove family relationships, but also to disprove it. Case in point: if you follow California wing nuts you have no doubt heard that our governor Gavin Newsom is Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s nephew. Uh, no. He’s not.
All people, at all times, must have created myths and stories to sketch a picture of our place under the sun. As I would ask myself what is the purpose of life and what is my role in that purpose, I came to wonder who in my past sat around a campfire and asked those same questions.