Why do we do this?

Sitting here after yet another unproductive day of searches,census and jumps from one record to another. And sick as hell on top of it.Asking for help on a FB group that begs you to ask for help,hell I am not not even asking for freebies. I am asking  to hire help and getting rude comments and “why” dont you understand DNA? I don’t know?Maybe I am stupid? Or maybe because honestly I DONT  want to understand it. I want the good ole’ days.Paper trails,census,and birth records,and family history. I want ALL that and to it be confirmed by DNA. I just don’t want to UNDERSTAND DNA because I cant.I just cant. And to be completely honest I do NOT want to.

 I am willing to pay someone to explain it to me,to find the connection.Why is that so hard for others to accept? My money,my time.Why do you care what I do?

Breakthrough! A small break through but still.

Looking through my Facebook genealogy groups yesterday,I found a post by a group admin that caught my attention,because it mentions Kentucky,where the majority of my lines come from.

The article is from her website Genealogy! Just Ask ! but the post gave me the information to see a record I had only seen transcribed before. I don’t know how to explain how seeing that record made me feel. My great-grandfather Isaac Shelby Lykins is my greatest genealogy brick-wall. I have found exactly 4 records on him in 20 years of searching. 4!

DNA has not really led me anywhere,probably because I don’t have a *&^%#$( clue what I am looking at.