|Grandma Edith as a young girl|
How did this obsession come about? Well, like many addictions, it was mostly inherited. My Grandma, Edith Vivian Hunt Brittain, was the original genealogist in our family. I remember sitting with her for hours at her big, round oak table while she wrote long letters to cousins, some she knew well and some she'd never met, trying to untangle the roots of my grandfather's and her family trees. I also remember hearing about her many trips to Utah and Oklahoma to do research and visit relatives, including her cousin Fritzi, who shared the same passion. She instilled the love of family history in my dad, Bill Brittain, and then in me.
|Grandma looking quite glamourous|
Stay tuned for more posts about my own family -- on both the Brittain and Bartram sides -- as well as other interesting information about genealogy, in general. I may also ask you to help me solve some tricky mysteries. In any case, I hope you enjoy reading about my adventures in genealogy.