I have been digging about in the family closet lately, not for tidying up either, just to get a better idea of where my side the family is from and so on.
That got me wondering whatever happened to the little girl, what sort of life did she have, did she get married, have children of her own...you know, that sort of thing. So I set about trying to find out. She had a rather common name so it was very tricky to find her at all, but eventually I think I found her. If it was the young girl in question, then she did marry and lived to be 60 years of age but not without a few more sadnesses along the way - the tragic death of her own young son being one of them.
I have now been driven to delve deeper into the family than I had before, it is involving such internet searches as "Cemetery search" where you can find burial plots and even the last known address of the deceased but only if they have been dead for over 80 or more years - fascinating stuff!
Has anyone ever delved into their family past? What did you find? Got any tips to share?