We are about to get into the big time of the year when families are all going to be seeing a lot more of one another. I thought that it would be a lot of fun to create a list of questions and answers to send out to all of the members of my family, as well as requests for photos and things like that.
I want to get some simple family tree items taken care of, but I am also wanting to really flesh out the people who are doing the project for me.
In thinking about this, I decided to ask about them, their kids, parents and grandparents for starters.
Then, I am going to ask questions that I will be getting from various dating sites that are meant to elicit good responses that are not simply yes and no answers.
I am looking forward to this and I think that it will be so much fun to see what everyone writes. I will be sending this to people close to me in terms of knowing them and not so close.
For the more distant relatives that I don't know, such as those that I will be contacting from online matches via DNA, I have decided that I will have an online family tree where I omit the names of the living relatives (except me) and show the tree as far back as I can go. That will help my more distant matches see if they match me at all, or if we cannot find a common person to be matched through. It is my hope that by doing this project, I will have an idea of my paternal matches, too! Plus, how fun will it be to get to know more about my family?
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