Do you ever wonder where you came from? I’m not talking about the city you were born in, the elementary school that you went to, and the state that is on your driver’s license. I’m talking about the people that gave you your last name; the ones in whose steps you follow; your ancestors. That is what I’m talking about.
So I hopped on Ancestry.com and started my two week trial. For those 14 days I was absolutely consumed with finding out as much as I could about my past and history. I was able to go back to the 1600s with both of my mom’s parents, and the same with my dad’s mom. But my dad’s father, the actual Sauser name, I couldn’t get back very far. I was only able to get back to Hugh W. Sauser (also spelled Sawsir) who was born in 1850.
That is pretty far, I mean it is 161 years ago. But it’s nothing compared to the 1600s with the others. I know that my great, great grandfather’s name is Hugh, and that he was born in Louisiana sometime near 1850. He lived in Iowa for a stint. But other than that I’ve got no information on him.
I want to know more. I want to put together more pieces of the puzzle. I want to find out where I came from and where my people have been. I can read the Old Testament and New Testament to find my spiritual heritage, but I am limited when it comes to my physical heritage.
Has anyone else had this desire? Have you already gone through the process of finding this information out? Let me know.