Genealogical research has never been more popular than it is today. With the help of the internet, and inspiration from programmes such as 'Who Do You Think You Are?', people are anted to trace their family history.
We can help with the whole process, or just the part. With years of experience in genealogical research, we have helped numerous families and individuals fill in the blanks in their family trees, researching the people and stories behind the facts and figures.
And once you have all those facts and figures, why not have it beautifully presented in a printed book to share with family and friends?
We all forge ahead with our lives, giving little thought to our ancestors or their origins. There is, however, a trend these days to take a breath and look back at how we got to where we are.
Our reasons for trying to record the story of our family were more prosaic. We could feel the lives of our late parents slipping into the past and we wanted to recognise that they had been here and had made a difference. They may not have been considered exceptional people in the eyes of the world, yet they had most certainly been so to us.
In trying to write about their lives and the people they had been, we opened a Pandora’s box of family history.We discovered that the story of our grandparents’ lives and those of their forebears mirrored the lives of so many people that we knew. They were lives often touched by persecution and hardship but balanced by family and always by humour and love.
Did we discover America, as the title suggests? Well, there is evidence that we have connections to a prominent relative who sailed with Columbus and is documented as having done that very thing.
You will just have to read the book to find out,
Tony Abrahams, from the Foreword to his family history book, Dear Relative...