In the early 20th century my paternal grandparents, Rikard Severin Källman (1887-1968) and Lydia Abrahamson (1890-1978) immigrated from Sweden. I am exploring my Swedish ancestors immigrant journey to "Amerika" and life in Swedish Chicago. I am searching for cousins everywhere to share family stories, pictures, memories and new discoveries about our Swedish heritage and our family today.

~ This blog, like my family tree, is always a work in process. Please stop back now and again! ~

Monday, July 6

Hey guys! This is supposed to be fun!

I really need to vent. I am not a total "newbie" to this genealogy pastime but I also know I have lots and lots to learn. Social media has proved to be a HUGE help in my family history research. So many out there sharing their expertise, looking up records, translating documents etc..  BUT..a few, and I do mean a very few, have really got on my nerves with a very rather snobby "I have all the answers and you aren't doing this right" attitude. Telling others their work isn't good, not sourced correctly, and that their questions are simplistic, redundant or in general wasting their time. Hey guys! This is not brain surgery! This is a hobby! This is supposed to be fun! We were all "name grabbers" when we first began. Let us not discourage anyone from continuing this very satisfying journey to find and understand the family that made us who we are.  Amy Johnson Crow said it the best , check it out.


Amen Amy.

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