I have been working with genealogy for well over a year and a half, and it's time to share what I've found.
My current interest started in 2017, when I bought a DNA test. I was curious about what I would discover, but I mostly bought it because it was on sale. 😎
Results from a DNA test do not come back for up to six weeks. I wanted to learn more about how to interpret/use DNA test results. While I was waiting, I discovered that Pinellas County, and the Largo Library in particular, had extensive genealogy resources.
From that little spark of curiosity, I eventually:
...joined the PGS Board as their Technical Director
...downloaded and installed genealogy software on my local PC
...added 1,200 names to a Jaggers tree that I created on Ancestry.com
My 2019 Epiphany:
I am more of a story-teller than a researcher. I like finding the context around a set of facts.
For example, thirty years ago, a cousin sent a copy of her research. It listed the Jaggers' family tree with the usual dates (born, married, died). That somehow seemed incomplete to me. I added some context by updating the facts into something like this: "(relative) was 28 years old when he married (name), who was only 16."
The Question For Today
How do I share my experience about genealogy research and tell stories about the Jaggers family?
Dr. Helen Fisher is a biological anthropologist who has studied components of "Love" and how to measure them. Her body of work goes back to the 1990's, and her career has generally been a continuation and refinement from that time.
Match.com ~ Dr. Fisher has been a consultant at Match.com for over a decade, and her personality tests provide input to Match members.
By the way, Fisher insists that Match is not a dating site: it is an introduction site.
In August 2019 I took the personality test at TheAnatomyofLove.com and I recorded the results below.