True or False, how reliable have you found your family history stories?
I was very lucky in that I grew up visiting my Great Aunts, the sisters of my maternal Grandfather. I heard them talk about people, family and friends and others in the village in which they grew up. It from those early moments of childhood that I was intrigued to learn about these folk.
Later on, when I embarked upon researching my family history, my Aunts would happily share information and photographs with me. I have some very happy memories of those times. One of my Aunts, the eldest had a mind as sharp as a tact and even when I phased the same question in a different way to check my understanding , she always caught me out!
Over the times we spent together I have notebooks full of note and comments, and those notes were either spot on or there was always a grain a truth in the details she and her sister’s shared and I was able to verify those notes by using the genealogical sources available.