Joining for the first time and I'm really not sure how to go about writing about my family. I've been estranged from my family for years now and all I have are names, dates and places. I have this data for all my ancestors. And I mean all. What I don't have is any means of inspiration to get me going.
You might ask why I'm compelled to get to my origins or why, being estranged, I want to write about my family. To me, it's to get to know who I am in the bigger picture. When I started doing my research, about 10 years ago, I was looking for why was my family so... unemotional about anything. Why it was so easy for everyone to just drop you and not care about others. I wanted to try and find out if it always was like that.
Also, since I live in Mexico (originally from Quebec), all my resources have to be from online sources. And it's not always easy to find information this way. Even though it seems we're bombarded with all kinds of websites, and research tools online, finding the pertinent data isn't always so obvious.
This brings me back to the data I DO have: names, dates and places. I also know that on my father's side of the family, they were all farmers. How can you write something interesting about farmers? No, I mean, really! I don't even know what they were growing, if anything, or if it was cattle, or other stuff.
I do want to write about my family and their origins. I'd like to write a little something about everyone in my tree but, with such a lack of information, how could it possibly be done?
Thanks for reading (read listening).