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I am new to the blogging community but, as my family tree has grown, I decided that this is the best way to share my findings and make new connections.
I have been interested in genealogy in about 30 years and have worked on it off and on during that time.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Genealogy Research Day

Yesterday I hosted a Genealogy Research Day. Several members of my local, informal genealogy group have said they wanted a day to work on research with other people so when they had questions, they would have someone to ask instead of just getting frustrated and stopping. That was my goal for yesterday. Not to have a "conference" with speakers, classes, etc. But rather a time for each person to work on their own research with the help of others. If I do say so myself, I believe it was successful, in that is exactly how it worked. People with experience in one area were able to help others who needed it and were able to get help in areas that were not as familiar to them. From the evaluations I received, it was well received and additional, similar workshops would be welcomed. I think I am on to something here!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Library of Congress trip

I am going to the Library of Congress on Saturday with a local genealogy group. I am not sure yet what I will look for, but I am excited to go and learn more about it and what is there.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Genealogy Class

Taught my first genealogy class tonight. There were only 2 students but we had a great time. Even though it was to be a beginner's class, they both had some experience so that was helpful. I am looking forward to next week.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sentimental Sunday

I am feeling a bit sentimental today. My feet were cold so I got out some slippers I made a few years ago. They are a bit big as they have stretched out but they remind me of some my dad was wearing the few years before he passed away. Made me think about him with sadness but also with some good memories.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday's Obituary

I have looked at the site  http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html a few times in the past but have not found much. In the past several days, I have had the opportunity to take some time to look through it more thoroughly and have been pleasantly surprised at the wealth of information I have found.
I have found several obituaries, but one in particular I was very happy to have located. My grandfather had a brother who died fairly young in a truck accident. I was always told he was from, and lived in, Michigan but I was never successful in finding anything about him in any Michigan resources. Well, it turns out, that while he died in Michigan, he was actually working for a trucking company based out of Chicago! Now I have a new clue on where to search.
The copy I have is a pdf and I have not figured out how to attach that type of file yet. If I do, I will post the obituary here!