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.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Weeding in the Garden

I attended an interesting meeting today of the Frederick County Genealogical Society (FRECOGS). It was a panel discussion and Q&A session on using technology for genealogy. I got inspired again and decided that I needed to update my blog. A few weeks ago, I did some cleaning and straightening up in my office; I had papers everywhere! I was able to sort out what to keep and the genealogy papers then got sorted by surname. They are in the file cabinet, so at least I know where they are now and they won't get scattered around again. My next step will be to take out one surname folder at a time to look over what papers have information that I have not entered into my genealogy software and get them filed properly. Baby steps, just like weeding the real garden.

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.