My name is Christina Gullickson and I am from Santa Cruz, California. I obtained my Bachelor’s in Journalism from San Jose State University and plan to regularly blog here about delving into my family history. My interest in genealogy was sparked in early 2011 after I had discovered that my sister, Joy-Anna, was pregnant and I started trying to think of what would make a good baby present. What could be better than knowing where you come from?
As I started to build my family tree on Ancestry.com, I came to know more and more about my lineage, stretching back into the 1700s and even the 1500s in some cases. This blog is a way for me to compile and share what I’ve learned with my direct family, far-off cousins, and — most importantly — my beautiful niece, Brecklynn Rose. Also, while I have a lot of facts, I don’t have many stories, and I hope that people will be willing to share their memories through this blog. If you are interested in doing a guest post, please let me know.
Much of my research has been through FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com, Genlias.nl, and other websites I’ve found where my family tree intersects with others. Where possible, I will link to sources, but if you see one missing and want to know where my information was gathered from, please leave a message in the comments.
Thanks for visiting!