I think I spend a lot of time thinking about my ancestors, where to find them, and more information about them. Do you, too? I think there are relatively few of the world's people who focus on genealogy like some of us do, but every once in a while I imagine that everyone else is looking for their ancestors as enthusiastically and energetically as I am.
Those thoughts were rolling around in my mind this morning when I suddenly realized that there is probably no one else on earth who is trying to find my Henry Carl Meinzen. Probably not another single soul. Unless that soul is looking for collateral lines. Henry had a brother named Fred, and a father named Carl - but if no one is looking for them and their families, they won't be looking for my Henry, either.
It's important to me that others look for my great-grandfather because if they are, they might help me find his father and mother.
One of the sad realities of life is that not everyone on the planet is interested in genealogy and family history.
I'll be patient. Sometime in the near or distant future, somewhere in local or far off lands, more information about Henry and his family of birth will surface. I just know it.