I think the most difficult thing about genealogy is knowing when to stop. I’m not giving up genealogy. I will always continue to collect new information: letters, documents, photographs, stories, etc. about my ancestors. However, if I ever want to publish information I have to stop.
If The Mark Family Story: The Story of the Mark and Other Related Families: Brown, Dick, Gruissy, Heffelfinger, Keck, Ritter, Wolf is to be shared with my family it must be published. Therefore, I must stop collecting and focus on form and format.
The deadline I and my editor (She is a harsh taskmaster.) set is the last day of this month. Dear cousins, if you have anything you’d like to share, a photo or a story you’d like preserved for the future please contact me now. Future information will be collected and shared in my blog, or later books (Volume Two??) . I hope to hear from you. (I can hear my editor protesting. Please ignore her.)