Joanne has a great quest ahead of her–enjoy her story!
I have always envied people who have a large extended family nearby … aunts, uncles, cousins … available for instant parties, holiday gatherings, or just a lazy cup of coffee on a Sunday afternoon.
I am a first generation Canadian and I grew up with only a small circle of family. We didn’t know my mother’s family in Holland, and on my father’s side, we knew virtually nothing. I’ve always felt that gap in my life.
Both my parents are gone now and I feel the big hole that is left behind as family history is lost with the passing of each generation. Since I am now at the ‘front of the line’, I feel a strong responsibility to capture as much of our family story as I can for the generations that will be left behind me.
For two years, I have been documenting stories, photos, and our…
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