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.
I continued working on deed records for the Lancaster family, getting the deeds in Erath County, first by recording the deeds from the grantee and grantor indexes so I have a full record, and beginning to collect the actual deeds. I ran out time and will continue the next time I’m at the Oakland FamilySearch Library later this month. These records are not available from home.
I found more ship arrival records for Thomas N. Davey, the son of my husband’s 2x-great-grandfather, who lived in Joplin, Missouri. I was surprised by the number of times he visited England. I wish I knew which family members he visited.
I also worked on the homework for the American Genealogy Study Group with DearMyrtle which we will have on Wednesday. These chapters concern probate.
Blog Writing: I wrote the following blog posts this week:
- Week 1: 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks
- Saturday Night Genealogy Fun
- I wrote about my adventures in abstracting multiple deeds for my 3x-great-grandfather, George W. Lancaster, which gave me clues to his residences between Rockwall County, Texas and Mariposa County, Arizona that I would have never known without reading this deeds.
Webinars/Study Groups Attended
“DNA Rights and Wrongs: The Ethical Side of Testing” by Judy G. Russell for Family Tree Webinars.
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