Another assignment from Randy Seaver at Genea-musing:
Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:
1) What was your best research achievement in 2016? Tell us - show us a document, or tell us a story, or display a photograph. Brag a bit! You've earned it!
2) We all have elusive ancestors. What research problem do you want to work on in 2017? Tell us where you want to research and what you hope to find.
3) Put the answers in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.
My biggest accomplishment in my research in 2016 was finding the probate packet for Robert Lancaster. This was a big estate and the inventory was several pages. What excited me most was learning that he had two whiskey stills. I wanted to learn all about how whiskey was made in the 1840s and I even got to taste some bourbon whiskey.
I made the posts on my other blog: Mam-ma’s Southern Family with the following:
Robert Lancaster Estate: A Very Large Inventory—Part IV:How About Some Whiskey
Robert Lancaster Estate: Intermission About Whiskey Making
Robert Lancaster’s Estate: Wheat farming
For 2017, I could probably squeeze out a few more as I continue to analyze his estate, his land division, tax records, and the purchase of the land. This I will continue to do in 2017. I would also like to write up a story about the Lancaster family.
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