Since starting this blog, I have been trying to spread the posts around different branches of my tree. I do this so extended family will see things that pertain to them. I want to keep everyone interested.
Unfortunately, some branches are more difficult than others to write about. I have noticed that I prefer some families to others. I have guilt about liking some of my ancestors more than others.
I have noticed that this bias has effected my research in a not so good way. I have spent more time researching the families that I prefer. The positive is I have filled in more stories and have researched more generations for these branches of the tree. The negative is I have not filled in the stories and continued my research to further generations for the families that I don’t have much interest in. There are stories out there waiting to be found.
My bias does not have a rhyme or reason to it. There are just some ancestors that I find completely boring or am not so crazy about the way they lived their lives. My Mom always tells me that you cannot change people. You need to accept them for who they are to fully enjoy them. So today I am making a commitment to stop judging my ancestors and enjoy them to the fullest!