Now guys, here's a little treat for you. A person who I can gladly share and relate to as we both share the same interests and he's practically the same in age to me! Meet Tyler a.k.a "teengenealogist14", he took part in my interview and he came back with some great answers (not saying the people that I have interviewed already haven't given great answers!) Also Tyler is definitely worth a follow! Follow him on Instagram by clicking on the Instagram logo.
Q1. What got you into genealogy & how long have you been researching for?
"Well, I have always been curious about my ancestry since I was in 1st grade and I would ask my great grandma where my family came from. But my interest in genealogy really took off in the final months of 2017 when my older sister started taking me to a library which had a genealogy lab and I began to research my genealogy. Ever since then, family history has been my biggest hobby. So I guess I’ve been doing genealogy for about a year and a half."
Q2. What interesting things have you discovered about your ancestors?
"Oh gosh, where do I begin?!? I’ve learned and discovered so much about my family’s past in such a short time, unfortunately some of it was rather sad. But there’s also quite a lot of cool/interesting things too.
Some of the things I’ve found out is that one of my 12th great grandfathers was the founder of Rhode Island, another was the founder of Nantucket Island, MA, and another was the last man in England to be burned at the stake in 1612, I have three very interesting 12th great grandpas! I learned also interesting family stories, from scandalous affairs to my great grandfather putting 100 chickens in his basement. "
Q3. Who/What are you currently focusing on in your research?
"Lately I've been trying to clean my messy family tree and documenting about my ancestry more in depth with stories and pictures"
Q4. Have you come across any difficulties while researching your family? (e.g. Conflicting sources)
"Since my dad’s family originated from Vietnam, it is pretty much impossible to research his side of my family because Vietnam has never kept vital records, the only research I could do was ask my grandparents and aunts/uncle about my family which only gets you so far."
Q5. What advice would you give to people wanting to start genealogy?
"ALWAYS, I repeat always, cite your research, that makes your research credible. Also, never just copy information from someone else's tree into yours without making sure everything is well documented, sourced, and verified."
Well there you have it! Another great interview with some cool and interesting (by far!) answers from Tyler. Big thank you to Tyler for answering my questions! Stay tuned for more and if you want to take part in my interview please DM me on Instagram (@daniels_genealogy) or Tweet/DM me on Twitter (@DanielGenealogy)