I’ve been thinking about this morning’s post. As I said, I don’t encourage family history enquiries – I don’t have any interest in my own family’s past and I don’t really ‘get’ the whole digging-up-the-ancestors phenomenon (my mum does it and I still don’t get it.)
But from the responses today I can see that Phantomites are a generous bunch – and seem to enjoy a challenge. Should I perhaps relax my hitherto fierce attitudes to family tree-huggers and start posting a few more ‘personal’ posers rather than ploughing through them at a (very) slow rate myself via the privacy of email? Or does the idea of trying to find someone else’s Great Uncle George who worked at the dog food factory send you to sleep?
I’m open on this one – though it would help clear the Giant Backlog of Doom in my inbox…