When I started researching my family history, and then creating a family tree, my intention was primarily to find out where I came from. More specifically, it was to find out where my ancestors came from and how some of us ended up here, in Southern Ontario, Canada.
As I added name after name, and place after place, I couldn't help but want to know more about my relatives. As I started reviewing census records, finding addresses, finding names of relatives I never knew had existed, my desire to learn more about these people grew. I soon started reviewing addresses and was surprised in many cases to discover my ancestors had lived in places with which I was familiar.
As I dug