About This Blog

anita hopkins full-3Welcome to my new blog. My name is Anita Hopkins, genealogist. Actually, I am also a wife, mom, musician, teacher, and speaker. My goal is to help make your genealogy and family connection pursuits simple and enjoyable.

I began my family history/genealogy journey about 25+ years ago while on a trip with several friends to California. I knew of an aunt on my dad’s side of the family whom I had never met and she was living in the area we were visiting. I could not find her phone number, but I did know her address, so the friends I was traveling with agreed to stop by her house and let me say hello. I boldly rang her doorbell…she answered the door and I introduced myself. “Well, come in” she said! “I have 5 other people waiting for me in the car” (it was a big car back then) “and I don’t want to inconvenience you” I said. “Invite them all in! I’d love to meet them!” And that is how I became interested in getting to know more about our family history.

I plan to post once a week, but this is a dialogue between you, other readers, and me. Do you have a question, want to add tips that will help others in their ancestor quests, or just want to make a comment, then all the better. Give me your ideas and questions in the comments section. I will read them and respond as I am able.

Thanks for visiting and I am looking forward to getting to know you!