Genealogy is a journey taken one step at a time. Starting with yourself and going back one generation at a time. This photo is an excellent example of going on this journey. You never quite know where you are going when you begin the search backwards.
I have had a lot of people say, “Oh, I am descended from …….!” They might be, but start with yourself and take one step at a time. Let the records and documents lead the way. Oral traditions are good, but not proof!
I took this photo on the Ring of Berra in Ireland. My genealogy journey is exciting because I don’t know exactly where I will end up. Today I was doing research in the National Library of Ireland. One set of records that I really wanted is no longer available! Due to the fight for Irish Independence in 1922. But I did get a couple of ideas of other record groups to search. Trouble is it is going to take some time to really research those record groups. I need to look at the Quaker meeting minutes for Mountmellick and some deeds for the same area for the Nevil or Neville connection!