I have been tracing my Dutch roots for a long time now, but I still have to start on my wife's roots. One of my genealogy plans for 2010 is to do just that: Trace my wife's roots. I will record the progress of my research in this blog.
My wife is born on the Philippines and therefore has Filipino roots. Or, as they say on the Philippines: Pinoy roots.
In the next post I will present the small tree I have to start with, that I created after an initial conversation with my wife and with my parents in law. After that I will find out which resources are available to me, and create and present a plan de campagne.
While I have plenty experience researching Dutch genealogy, Filipino genealogy is completely new to me. So far I did two things: I talked to my parents in law and got the names of their parents and grandparents (so I now have a four-generation ahnentafel), and I tried to find out which resources are available online (disappointingly few). More about that in future posts. At the moment, I don't know what is possible, or if I can even expand that four-generation tree. I know tracing my wife's roots will be a lot harder than tracing my own!