This is my blog on my family history. I have been actively pursuing genealogy for over 26 years, but first learned about it at age 11 when a Junior Girl Scout and one of our badges was apparently to construct a family tree. I doubt that I still have this ancestral chart, but 1972 marks my first venture into genealogy. Late in 1974, my grandmother, Ruth Minter Brooks (for whom I am named after, was visiting us from Georgia and she found my childish ancestral chart and she filled it in for her family and I was mildly captivated. A few years were to pass before genealogy became an obsession with me at age 22 and continues to the present.