Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hopeful Genealogy Plan for 2018

Planning is good. Putting it in writing is good. Following through.. Ah, well, that is often another story. I think many of us have had this problem. Elizabeth's Blog Party for January is a great chance to think about and outline a plan for genealogy research and person growth for 2018. Thanks, Elizabeth.

A list of great possibilities is on the opening site page. You can see the list by clicking the link above. I was surprised at how many suggestions matched some fleeting thoughts I already had! This was a great way narrow down and create my own list of priorities for 2018. One Brick Wall had been solved right after the New Year (more on that at a later date)  so that was a greater impetus to do some serious new planning. My goals include continuing some things I began 2017 but there are a few new ones I really need to pay attention to and settle down and get some real work done.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Sally's Wedding Ring: A Bridge to Her Descendants

Over the years pieces of family jewelry moved from their original owners to me. I have loved having and wearing each and every piece. Several pieces changed in appearance over the years. Some changed by the original owner and some I have changed. All have gained meaning for new generations as I share its story. Each piece belonged to, and was worn by, a family member who preceded me. As I wear each piece I have chances to share, with my descendants, stories about their ancestors. Recently I joined the #52Ancestors 2018 Version sponsored by Amy Johnson Crow.  This story is the first as the writing challenge begins.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Did you ever have a CookieCake?

I have begun participating in  Elizabeth O'Neal's Blog Parties. The parties begin on her website. You then participate in visiting the blogs that participate if you wish. Elizabeth chooses the topic and then the fun begins. For this holiday Blog Party there are two choices, Solving A Brick Wall or A Family Cooky Recipe.  My choice for the Holiday Blog Party is a favorite recipe.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Remembering the Beginning Days of Reinvention and Early Beginnings as a child.

January 30, 2009, Revised December 2, 2017

Looking back from where I am today I am truly aware of what a lucky woman I have been. Oh, that does not mean it has all been a bed of roses. It has not but then I don't anyone who has lived a life of all good times and days. It is almost 10 years since first publication. I had been working on a blog for about a year.... not very often and not with much success.  As I reread that first version I forgot to think of the good things I have enjoyed.  The one I am thinking about

Monday, November 13, 2017

There is organization & then there is ORGANIZATION!

Yes, deciding to begin this mammoth project using Ben Sayer's system was the right choice. The only problem is that BEFORE you begin all previously collected records should be in an orderly fashion! BIG SHOCK!  I am not certain but I do think there is a chance that I am the Queen of the Duplicates! I thought I was doing well just collecting all the documents about each family. Not so.