Hello! I’m Anastasia Finch, a librarian, genealogist and blogger living in Southern California.

So Many Beginnings is all about researching the history of your house.

Within its pages you’ll find:

  • Notes and narratives on my own house history research.
  • Reviews of genealogy books, webinars, and classes.
  • Tips and resources for researching your house’s history.
  • Resources, bibliographies, and links to useful sites for house research.
  • Informational guides on how to preserve your own house history.
  • Interviews with genealogists and research professionals.

Please enjoy your time on this site, and be sure to share with a friend!

If you don’t know history, you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree. – Michael Crichton