Recently, I've started to research my husband's roots. Not the Coffin stuff so much, because that's been done. Rather, I'm looking at his mother's lines.
Today I sent away for my first record on that side. It's an SS-5 for his grandfather. When I get it, I will add it to my super 100% sourced database. While I am waiting, I'm adding names to my private tree on Ancestry.com. That's how I roll: Ancestry is like a big white board where I hash everything out and my RootsMagic database is the final answer.
This afternoon, I spent a couple hours looking at Mr. Amy's roots. It's fun because this line is Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey and other states where I've done little research.
Tonight I took a look at my husband's tree with him as the home person and realized that I've named all 16 of his great-great grandparents with just a few hours research. It was quite easy.
My family? I can't get the 16th great-great grandparent after YEARS of research. I still don't know her first or maiden name. This is a poor immigrant line with an early death and minimal records, hence the difficulty.
Tomorrow I will be happy for my research accomplishment on the "other" side, but right now I'm throwing a mini pity party for one.
Sigh....genealogy is not fair.