I grew up in Iowa and my husband in Virginia. Our children knew their grandparents and even some great grandparents. I got started doing genealogy because I felt that our children needed to have a better picture of their families and where they came from.
I had planned a small project that would tell our children about their families on both sides. But I found that the hunt was so fascinating that I just kept going. Years later I was relating this tale to someone and my son reminded me that I still hadn’t given them the information. So a bit late, I gave both of my children family charts that showed them who their ancestors where.
The projects are still ongoing and seem never ending so as we travel around the country I plan research trips to different locations to unravel the never ending mysteries of genealogy.