I’ve just finished reading an amazing article in the Monterey County Weekly about a dedicated family historian’s 21-year quest to uncover his ancestors. His story starts out like many others, using the same popular resources that most of us are familiar with, but the results are astounding.

Gary Carlsen was cleaning his attic in 1990 and found some family heirlooms and by chance disovered a book in his mother’s handwriting scawled with dates of birthand deaths in the family going back to 1847.

From that point onwards the story of his quest became remarkable.

Here’s the link to the article in the Monterey County Weekly so that you can enjoy and feel inspired to continue your own quest.


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