04 December 2012
09 August 2012
|#717 Box Elder Tree Necklace|
So for today I request of you to follow the link to piece together all that I do in life at this moment in addition to my own personal research, taking part in furthering my education via the ProGenStudy Group, cooking, cleaning and overall life chores.
Until our next genealogical appointment... create your own event.
15 June 2012
You see that is when the Patchogue Medford Library Genealogy Research Group (PML) that I belonged to while living in New York met. So once a month you could find me sitting on one of those folding chairs with my fellow obsessed genealogists eager to absorb anything of a genealogical nature. Little did we know at the onset of this group how it would grow to become such an important part of not only my life but the community of people dead set on finding their ancestors (no pun intended).
Indexing, databases, books galore, workshops, field trips to just tell you about a few of the items you may find in and around the PML. In fact I can now add that even though I am no longer able to attend these events due to a driving distance (434 miles) I was still, today, able to have a PML day event. Maybe I should call it a Genealogical Appointment rather. You see because if several other things, like the 1940 census opening and now having Ancestry.com name index New York I have not had the chance to pop over to the PML site. Having to double check the URL address for this blog I took the opportunity to glance at the site again and I have to tell you that is is like meandering into the grand opening of a retail store after renovations. So many new and interesting areas to see. Videos, charts, forms, links and more. I can't wait to get the time to go back and get lost down the aisles of the new and improved PML Genealogy. I recommend you all, even if you are not working on New york genealogy to visit this site not once but often.
And on a final note I will end with letting you know who just might be the major force behind this enhanced genealogical area of the PML...Toni Raptis, that's who. So after taking a stroll down this lane if you like what you see then please recommend it to your friends and drop Toni an email to let her know what you think.
Until our next genealogical appointment... create your event
25 May 2012
17 May 2012
I have seen that the buzz around the internet today is that "Who Do You Think You Are" will not have another season after this one is finished. Sad for many of us who have enjoyed watching it but please remember that there is the Dr. Gates show on PBS and also TheGenerations Project on BYU TV. So we aren't being left high and dry so to speak.
09 May 2012
|1850 New York State Census*|
27 April 2012
12 April 2012
So do I have a goal here with this blog thing that I am commencing with? Yes I think so. To express myself, share what I have found and learned through experience, educate myself and possibly others who may run across this little field of mine and to grow within my own genealogical appointments in life. Oh did I tell you that this is the second time in my adult life that I have written a blog? So be patient with me please my people because as most things I have done, I learn as I travel. I feel that sometimes you just have to hold your nose and jump into the stream of life. Lucky for me that I can tread water.
So back to that beginning paragraph up top and those runners…The committee is in session… is in the lead and is telling me that I need to give birth to this blog with a name…now understand that the business side of me has always said KISS (keep it simple stupid) but the crazy mind side says to heck with that.