Well, it's hard to believe that it has been five years since my first post on the TJLGenes blog. Much has transpired since I started out on this journey, and I've enjoyed sharing my research and making new friends in the Geneablogging community.
In my first post, I noted that I began my research by building upon the research of my father. Now that he has retired, he has been getting back into research mode - preparing a book based on the Civil War service of his ancestors based on our combined research, and recently donated a copy to the local historical society. My parents have been my most dedicated readers, checking on the blog after morning coffee, offering suggestions and submitting story ideas for future posts.
I've enjoyed sharing research with family members and meeting new ones along the way. Thank you to all who have encouraged me with positive comments or shared photos and family information.
I hope that I can continue to add new content and research to this blog, and look forward to what the next 5 years have in store.