151 Magnolia Creek Dr.Canton, Ga 301153-14-2013Judges, Senor ProjectCreekview High School1550 Owens Store RoadCanton, Ga 30115Dear Judges:My name is Dalton Blackmon and I love history. I have been reading and research everythingpertaining to history since I was in the seventh grade. I plan to attend college and major inAmerican history or in cultural studies. My senor project is to create my family tree containingas many relatives and ancestors going back as far as I possibly can. The final product of my project contains all of my known family members dating back tocolonial times in America. My project information is backed with documents, pictures, and otherwritten entries. My research paper was on well known genealogist John Farmer whose work andefforts led to the creation of the “New England Historical and Genealogical Society”, a specialgenealogical organization that specializes in collecting colonial American records. The last part of myresearch project was on how to conduct the research required to get information for putting together afamily tree. This relates to my project in that I used the same techniques covered in my paper along withmore and better ways to conduct this that I had learned later on while putting my project together.
My project to put together a family tree relates to how I hope to become a history teacher inthat I learned how to conduct more thorough research, as well as my project heavily revolving aroundthe topic of history. While conducting and researching for my project I learned just how easy life is herein twenty first century America compared to life in earlier centuries. I learned that in my greatgrandfather’s time life was considered cheap, people would die of easily curable diseases, childrenworked all day on the farm or in the factories, and that such technology today has been abused and howtoday’s people are spoiled. Over all I learn to treat everyday like a present because it is a miracle that Iam living today. I plan in the future to conduct more in depth research on this project and add to what Ihave now. My project was very exciting and incredibly fun to do. Soon I will be making more copies of thepapers, documents, pictures, and family tree and send them out to other members in my family. I thankyou for time you took out of your busy schedule for my project.Sincerely,Dalton Blackmon