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.
- 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks For the “school days” theme, I wrote about my own school days.
- Lydia Davey Colby Has Been Found, a story about finding her death record.
Webinars/Study Groups Attended:
- Reasonably Exhaustive Research—Elizabeth Shown Mills, Legacy Family Tree Webinars (BCG)
- Combining DNA & Traditional Research—Michelle Leonard, Legacy Family Tree Webinars
I volunteered at the History Center (CCCHS) where I worked on our finding aid, and at the Oakland FamilySearch Library, where there was no one who needed help, so I worked on my own work.
I had an interview with a women who interviews and writes life stories for clients. She’s looking for a genealogist to do some work on occasional projects. She does beautiful work. I would love to work for her.
From Thursday to Sunday this week, I participated in retreat with three other genealogists. We spent the four days working on our own projects. During meal times we discussed genealogical issues. Sunday night we celebrated our successes by having dinner in town. I worked on developing the curriculum for my genealogy course I’m teaching in October at the Acalanes Adult School. I am about 60 percent finished. It was a successful weekend for all of us!
I did get in some watching lots of U.S. Open tennis on T.V. in the beginning of the week, but missed it all while at the retreat. I saw a black throated gray warbler in the trees around the house at the retreat, but since I don’t have my life list with me, I’m not sure if it’s a new bird. But I am proud I figured it out on my own!
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