April A-Z Challenge: Z is for Z GENERATION
I’m not sure about other family historians, but I do know that in my genealogy research and recording, I do tend to ignore the current younger generations a little – Generation Z. I can get quite excited when finding little snippets of information about my ancestors, and often get carried away with history, while ignoring what’s happening in the family now. A bad fault of mine, I know.
So today is the last day of the blogging challenge, and my Z post has caused me to think of the grandchilden. Of course, I do think of them often, but not usually in relation to family history. My challenge into the future is to find a family member from Gen Z to take over my research. I do worry a bit about when I’m gone. Will someone come out of the woodwork and volunteer to be the family historian?
At the moment I see no evidence at all that such a person exists. Lots of eye rolling occurs when the subject of our ancestors is brought up. But most family historians suffer this. It’s a commonality we chat and laugh about when we get together.
Here are my 3 gorgeous grandsons. From left: Hudson, Jake & Lucas. A great Gen Z representation. But I am biased of course.