I hope that everyone had a very merry Christmas and got to spend a lot of quality time with their families. I’ve enjoyed having my husband at home and taking a break from homeschooling the kids. Today we’re heading to White Sands – and we’re going to do some sand sledding!! Doesn’t it sound like fun? I really miss the beach, so I’m going to pretend that there is water just past one of the sand dunes.
Here are my favorite finds from this week:
- Michelle Goodrum, of The Turning of Generations, has a great new series starting this January: The 21st Century Organized Family Historian. I am definitely in need of some organizing – especially in the paperwork department. It’s coming out my ears right now and I know that I need to get a good handle on it before we move again in June. I’m looking forward to the advice and projects she posts!!
- Are you ready for the 1940 census?? The NARA has a page on what we can do in preparation for the census release in April. I’ve also signed up for a webinar in January: Introduction to the 1940 Federal Census.
- I have been enjoying reading everyone’s goals for 2012 and plan on posting mine soon.
- Family Tree Rings had a wonderful post about “uploading the cedar chest“.
- Linda Gartz of Family Archaeologist has quite the treasure in her mother’s diary. Explosive News! is a great read.
- I can’t imagine how horrific life must have been in an insane asylum a hundred years ago. Teresa at Rogers Family History had an interesting (and sad) post about the Trenton Insane Asylum and two sisters who lived there.
And a few pictures from this past week. We had a White Christmas Eve here in El Paso and then the day after Christmas we had a nice comfortable day at the zoo. Crazy weather.