... and I truly mean growing!
I realized today that I hadn't blogged for quite some time. There are two very good reasons why. One reason is that I borrowed a family tree book from my husband's cousin. When it is closed, the thickness is about 6 inches and filled with so much research on the Staub family. So, around the end of April I began entering the information directly related to his grandfather into my database. This is tedious and time consuming. At the same time, I am thankful for the work that has been documented.
And second, our immediate family sprouted a new grandson. Matthew Francis was born on May 2, expanding our family tree by one more. The 'Staub' name continues.
As I go through the Staub research I am finding cousins marrying cousins. This, I am sure, is not unusual to have happened several generations ago and makes research even more tricky. I find myself adding a duplicate person into my database, then unlinking them.
As I go through this book, I try to give silent thanks to those who did their research without computers and research that was done by another person.
Until another time ...