Thursday, March 17, 2011

Getting to know me...

My name is Catherine L. Foote. I have been called Cathy, Katie, Cathy Lou, Cat, Kate, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Wife, Mother, Grandma! But you can call me Kate. 

I am legally a Senior Citizen - which doesn't hold much glamor, but would occasionally get me a 10% discount on meals, though I rarely eat out. I have all the attributes of a Senior Citizen: gray hair, arthritis, forgetfulness, a big lap and a big bosom to cuddle grandchildren. My body is totally aware that we have attained a  venerable old age, but my mind is in constant rebellion! The body wins as far as what I can physically do - but the mind is way ahead with the possibilities of what I can think, and say, and write.

So I write...

I write about all kinds of things, but my favorites are family - from ancestors to descendants (read grandchildren.) So  it follows that I have a passion for Genealogy! Additionally I write about 'current events'. So, I have a passion for politics. After that I write about all kinds of topics - it's my computer and I'll write anything that I want to! If your going to read my blog you'll have to be prepared to encounter subjects from A to Z - oh, and before I forget, you should know that I don't write like a machine, everyday at the same time. I am a writer, not a newspaper.

I think that's about enough for you to know about me here. If I'm good at writing a blog, and you're good about reading it, you'll surely end up knowing far more about me than you ever wanted! 

Because I have a passion for Genealogy, and because I am a Senior Citizen I have one or two (or more) objectives for this blog - the main one being writing about my own family history, in the hopes that one or more members of my very large family (realizing that senior citizens don't have a very good shelf life) will get bitten by the bug and be prepared to pick up for me one day. I have a few candidates in mind - they don't know who they are - but I haven't seen the light that points me to the "chosen one." If you are a genealogist you know exactly what that means. And you know that the choice is not mine, and it is not the privilege of any of my descendants ~ it is only the Ancestors who make the decision, who pick "The Chosen One."


  1. Hello there!

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  2. This is a great start Kate! I look forward to hearing about the overturning of your stones, to find your family tree! No one wants brickwalls!

    Good luck!

  3. Nice to see a new genealogy blog. Are your Foote ancestors from New England? We might be cousins!
    Heather Rojo

  4. I like the idea of the "chosen one." I have two ancestors that were family historians and I like to think that they are looking down on me and thinking I am The Chosen One. I'll have to live up to their expectations. Thanks for sharing and welcome to the genealogy blogging community!

  5. I also like that idea of a "chosen one". I hope that you figure out who it is. :)

    Welcome to the geneablogging community.


  6. Thanks to GeneaBloggers for including this blog in their announcements today! And to all the brave people who have signed up to follow along - I do hope I will deserve your interest.

    To Heather, yes, my Foote ancestors trace back to Nathaniel "The Settler." Along with the Footes I have many early New England ancestors, and I will be blogging about them in the future.

    Please know that the idea of a "chosen one" did not originate with me. It has been a long held belief among many genealogists - and I agree, it's a very 'moving' concept, and part of the "Serendipity" that so often accompanies our research!

    Again, thank you all for your comments (they will be an incentive to keep at it) and Welcome!


  7. Kate Dahling! Welcome to the wonderful World of Geneabloggers! I am so looking forward to reading all about you and your adventures.

  8. Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
    and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

  9. Welcome Kate! I'll enjoy following your discoveries. I haven't found the "chosen one" yet either but in the mean time I am sharing with as many cousins as possible in the hope that one of them will find a "chosen one". Good Luck!

  10. Keep on writing! Welcome to the Geneabloggers community!

  11. Welcome to the geneabloggers family. It is a great group that provides loads of inspiration to keep blogging and researching your family history.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

  12. Welcome! I love your writing style and am looking forward to reading more.

  13. Welcome to the Geneabloggers community! I am so looking forward to reading more from you, I can tell already.

    I am also still waiting for the "chosen one" for this family. I am afraid it is going to skip a generation. I hope it only skips one.

  14. Thanks, Kate, I have two Foote lines, but one is Nathaniel (my line goes Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel and then Eunice where it daughters out). My other is Pasco Foote of Salem, Massachusetts. It's confusing to have two Footes! I look forward to seeing your posts!

  15. Hi Kate,
    Welcome to the "Senior" world, and of blogging. I have the Foote line out of Connecticut, so am also wondering if we have a connection. Have fun writing about your research, and I look forward in reading it.

  16. Hi Kate-
    Just found your blog. We are cousins through Nathaniel Foote :-)
    My lines are:
    Nathaniel-Nathaniel-Nathaniel-Ephraim-Irene (who married Abraham Day)
    and also:
    Nathaiel-Frances (who married John Dickinson)
    I'll be following you (in your foote-steps, so to speak)