|About ROBINSON & FAMILIES FOOTPRINT IN THE SANDS OF TIME
All genealogies are a work in progress. Although I began my research years ago,
at times family and job responsibilities took priority and my fascinating hobby
made its way into a cardboard file box. Today, however, time permits indulgence
in genealogy as much as I choose. The cardboard box has given way to open files
and of course, piles of papers on my desk.
Genealogy is exciting...challenging...fascinating...and frustrating! Often when
we have the time, many 'ancestors' are no longer alive to be asked the 'what, when,
where, why and who' questions. The puzzle seems to have so many pieces... and finding
'one' piece, sometimes, seems to be an almost insurmountable task. But little by
little, the puzzle takes shape...and the lives of our ancestors are finally
beginning to come together.
Our family history is not one of great adventures or phenomenal accomplishments.
No... it is the genealogy of courageous families who came to a new land to make a
new life. It is the genealogy of hard-working families who worked the farms, mined
the coal and worked in the mills. Everyday life was hard. Survival was often a
struggle. Yet they pursued the dreams they had...and they are the grass roots of
Is my genealogy finished? Heavens no! As I attain one set of goals, a new set is
developed. Will my genealogy ever be finished? Probably not! Most importantly, I
want our children to know and be proud of their heritage... and I want to share the
greatness of our ancestors with the world.
If you find information from my genealogy that helps in your research...that's great!
If you have information I'm lacking...let's share! In the meantime...read on and enjoy
the documented family history and the family stories that make the people come to life!
You will find many points in my files that need further study. I do not claim to be
the final authority on my files and all information is subject to further research.
It is hoped that the information provided, in these files, will encourage more
research. If this is done then I have accomplished my goal.