#52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Textile

Tweets like this one inspired the start to my genealogical journey.

This prompt reminded me of what got me hooked on genealogy seven years ago. I saw #TartanDay trending on Twitter and I had an hour to kill, so I thought I’d trace my Scottish ancestry.

Yeah, I’m still looking for those immigrant ancestors!

Over the years of searching, I have realized that my family is woven together like fabric. Instead of nice, straight lines, like a tartan, some of mine are rather tangled and perhaps a bit psychedelic. Someday, I should do that crime-show trick of using different colored strings on a bulletin board, just to see how tangled it gets!

I still have hope that someday I’ll trace all my ancestors back to the old country(ies) and perhaps, finally, I’ll be able to celebrate Tartan Day with my tartan, instead of just marking it as the anniversary of my genealogical journey.

About Taminar

When I grow up, I want to make movies and write books. Now in my 50s, I wonder if I'll ever really accomplish the dreams of my youth. I have made two short films, one for a college film-making class, the other for an MTV-sponsored contest. I have written short plays that have been produced, and a few short stories and reviews that have been published. I also perform and direct for community theatre. My working life has included stints in local TV news, public relations, retail management and cashier, and for a couple of years, I made the rides go at Walt Disney World. I have two cats and a husband.
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1 Response to #52Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Textile

  1. Eilene Lyon says:

    I like your metaphor. I do hope you find your tartan!

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