I can’t believe how busy I have been lately.
I’m usually quite the hermit – not that I’m antisocial or anything, because I’m not. But at our past duty stations, I just spent a lot of time at home (especially the 3 years I was holed up in my house in Alaska). Things are different here. I seem to know half the neighborhood and there are always functions and parties to go to. I’m really enjoying meeting so many great people and actually having an active social life. It makes it hard to get much research done though. Add to the social functions the fact that I’m trying to walk about 40 miles a week and I don’t have a lot of free time left. It’s just a different season of life I suppose and it soon shall pass too. Who knows where we’ll be living this time next year. Maybe I’ll be a genealogy hermit again.
Here are a few good reads:
- The Right to Be Forgotten – an interesting read over at Irish Genealogy: Hep! The Faery Folk Hid My Ancestors!
- I am hoping to someday make a trip to Salt Lake City. I know that I’ll manage to work it in one of these days – probably when the kids are a bit older. There are so many little mysteries that I just know I could solve if I had the entire Family History Library to explore for a week or two. Denise of Family Curator has an interesting mystery of her own to solve in Nancy Drew Goes to Salt Lake City.
- Cheryl Palmer over at Heritage Happens is talking about Sweden again!! Good luck!!!
- I loved Susan’s post The Home Place Brought Home over at Nolichucky Roots.
- The Ties That Bond over at The Legal Genealogist is a very informative read. I have a quite a few marriage bonds and had always wondered what exact purpose they served.
- Do Students Cheat More Now? over at A Hundred Years Ago gave me a laugh. It’s weird to think of your grandmother as a 16 yr old student, cheating on a test.
- Where do you turn to for research guidance? over at Marian’s Roots and Rambles has some good advice on where to turn when you don’t know where to turn. Especially since there are a lot of good sources in the comments too!
- Introducing the National Archives Transcription Pilot Project!!
- How sad that epileptics used to be institutionalized. Read Walt M. Runyan: He Wasn’t Born on Wednesday over at Old Stones Deciphered.
- Do you have any murders in your family tree? I haven’t come across one yet….Thriller Thursday: The Murders at Rocky Fork over at Genealogy and Me is an interesting read.
And a couple of pictures from this past week…
I had the privilege of taking pictures of the sweetest little baby that lives down the street. It really makes me want to have another one……