Friday, April 16, 2010

The Most Perfect Wedding Presents

Since I've been working on wedding plans again, I've come to the point where my checklist says to start creating a registry. Sure, there are things that *B* and I want or need. But my ideal wedding presents can be found on no registry.

I want history.

Ideally, I would like to receive old family recipes and photographs and genealogies from all of my family. I know my maternal line back to 1775 (my great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother). I know my mother's paternal line to my great-great-great grandfather. On my father's side though, I know only to my father's maternal and paternal grandmothers. So, though my family doesn't read this, I'm going to put it out to God and the cosmos that these are the gifts I would most wish to have on my wedding day.


  1. Have you been to It's run by the LDS church, and I've become totally addicted since I signed up. It's just one big family tree, and you can search for people and add your own. Once you get back far enough, you can link into chains that have already been done and some of them go far—I followed one line all the way to before Christ.

  2. Mrs. Mordecai, I read your comment pretty much right after you typed it. I will have you know that I am now getting off of the computer, seven and a half hours later with two of my four grandparents' family tree branches filled out to pre-revolutionary times. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  3. I'm so bad about following up on comments, so I never knew how much you found. I'm so glad! Sigh. I wish I had lots of time to do family history today. I'm stuck in France at the moment. :)