There is something therapeutic about discovering ancestors. Learning about their history helps us understand how we have come into existence, and brings us closer to understanding our true selves. Questions like, “Why are we here?” ,”What is the meaning of life?”, “Do we have a purpose?” have been asked, probably, since the beginning of human existence. I do not know if genealogy can answer these questions, but I think that my drive to discover my roots comes from the same origin that these questions come from.
Discovering my ancestors and learning about the realities that they lived through helps me feel more connected. Connected to my family, connected to time, connected to myself, connected to life. I want to connect with people that share a similar interest in genealogy, and see if we can help solve life’s mysteries together.
I received my Bachelors and Master Degrees in Meteorology from the University of Hawaii (Go Warriors), and currently work as a forecaster with the federal government. I am lucky that the research and analytical skills that I use for my career are similar to the skills I use for my hobby. They even rhyme (Meteorology and genealogy) and are difficult words to spell correctly.
Through work, I get to share the results of my research, theories and discoveries with my colleagues as well as with the public. Opportunities to share my genealogy discoveries is more limited, and I am glad to now have a platform to do so. This blog provides me a creative outlet as well as combines my passion of genealogy with my desire to connect.