Genealogists are great at documenting our ancestors’ lives but not so great documenting our own. I’ll write about what I’ve been doing the past week. This idea came from Randy Seaver of Genea-Musing, who started this meme.
Family Research. Since I turned in my certification portfolio, I have felt a little off course. I’m not sure what I should focus my attention on next. Perhaps I’ll look at my southern families in preparation for the SLIG class in January on Advanced Southern Research. I do have small projects that I had started:
- my Aunt Lorene’s civil service records need to be organized
- finish reading the book about the 4th Engineers in WWI to learn about what my Great-uncle Jack did
- scan some paper items
- file some paper items
- process many folders of images from previous research at the Family History Library
Looks like I have found plenty to do!
Blog Writing: Blog posts I wrote this week:
This week’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks
Intermediate Skills 2. We had our second class about military records at the FamilySearch Library in Oakland. I’m teaching the class for the California Genealogical Society and I have 15 students! They are seem excited to be in class and participated well. We’ll cover records in lists next week.
Other Activities. My husband and I visited several homes on the 2018 Home Tour conducted for the Martinez Museum. The homes were very interesting and it's always a great pleasure to see older homes and how they are decorated. We popped in for 5 minutes at the Shell Museum and hope to go back again soon. It will be a great place for research and I'll write it up. Afterwards, we went to one of the new brew pubs, Five Suns Brewery at 500 Estudillo. They serve beer they brewed and some food from neighboring restaurants.