By publishing my book in 2020, after 16 years of researching, synthesizing, writing and rewriting I was convinced my genealogy quest was ready for a rest.
Today a cache of family photos unknown to me and from a mysterious source abruptly appeared from nowhere.
Perhaps, passed along from one relative to another without valuing or sharing they just appeared.
Now what? I ask.
Disappointed? Hardly. Now, what was a welcome interlude of book lectures and just starting touring and sharing the book and process of writing,- it turns now toward awakening to a new adventure,- and more researching, writing and storytelling. I am so happy.
Now what? A beautiful lesson from all of this seems to suggest that when it comes to family history gathering a potential breakthrough or brick wall might be just around the corner.
Genealogy is always evolving. The process of gathering and interpreting, enjoying, storytelling, and going back and forth researching, archiving and more is dynamic and ever changing.