22 July 2011
I'm sorry McCurley family, but I can't get myself excited about researching you. I'm not sure what it is exactly, but I just feel somewhat unattached to your branch of the family. Maybe it's that you last appear in my family in a girl born in 1859? Maybe you just seem too far removed from me? But you are my Great-Great-Great Grandmother's line - and I don't feel that disconnect with other 3x-Great Grandmothers. It's not that you're off in some random location - you're in Elbert County, Georgia, home to almost a quarter of my recent ancestors. It's not even that your records are difficult to find - I haven't even finished searching for your "easy" census records. It isn't that you're not exciting - you served in the civil war. So what is it about you, McCurley family, that leaves me feeling so unattached?