In preparation for a class later this spring, I’ve been searching out hair and eye color, length of life and any other physical tidbits I can find. I’m putting this information on an ancestry chart. The results have been very interesting. Now I know the red hair that my brother and daughters have didn’t come just from my mom. My dad’s dad also had red hair. My daughter’s blonde hair came from my dad, as it turns out. Like my daughter, my dad’s hair didn’t turn dark until he was thirty.
These personal genealogy discoveries flesh out my ancestors. I hope when you are researching your family, you remember to look for traits to trace through the generations.