August 8th, 2007


Light Schedule Next Few Days

I have to have some minor surgery tomorrow (Wednesday 8 Aug) and I may be out of commission for about two days, so our postings may be a bit light as we approach the weekend. Back to normal by Monday!

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Interviewing Family Members in the Field

How many times have you heard somebody [or even yourself] say, “I wish I had asked [insert name of now-deceased family member here] about this!” That’s the family historian’s lament. It’s also sometimes the motivation to seek out far-flung family members to get their stories. “Getting their stories” is the essential nature of what needs to be done. On the …Continue reading →

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Research Trip: The Don’t Overs

Sometimes when kids play games, they have rules that either allow or prohibit “do-overs,” that is, the opportunity to make the play again. In this post, we present the “don’t-overs” for genealogical research trips. 1. DON’T OVER-pack (Photo Grrl!): Remember, you’re not going to Mars. If you forget something, you can probably get it wherever you are. You don’t need …Continue reading →

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