January, 2008


To Tell the Genealogical Truth

Some Lessons about Census Records Contestant #1: My name is Julia McDavid. I was born in the nineteenth century and had a daughter named Helen. Can you find me in the 1880 or 1900 census? Contestant #2: My name is Julia McDavid. I was born in the nineteenth century and had a daughter named Helen. Can you find me in …Continue reading →

First Carnival of 2008!

The 39th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is posted at Jasia’s Creative Gene. The topic was New Year’s Resolutions. As always, the Carnival is full of good writing and may introduce you to some folks you hadn’t known before. Check it out. Call for Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be: Living-relative …Continue reading →

Severe Weather in Northern California

One of the worst storms in decades has battered Northern California and the Sierra Nevada today.Starting at about 4 a.m. PST, wind gusts of more than 100 mph in the mountains and up to 75 mph on the valley floor ushered in heavy rains. There have been power outages throughout the day in the Sacramento metro area. Telephone and cable …Continue reading →

My 2008 Goals

For 2008, I think it’s worth recycling some of my 2007 goals, especially where I didn’t do so well. So here we go: 1. Attend a national conference. Conveniently, the National Genealogical Society has planned its 30th Conference in the States and Family History Fair for Kansas City in May! 2. Make contact with more cousins to hear their stories. …Continue reading →

2007 In Retrospect

On this last day of the year, I look back and see how our goals and plans for 2007 were met (or not). Here’s how it looks: 1. Plan a Spring Research Trip. Done! A+! 2. Make contact with more cousins to hear their stories. I didn’t initiate any contacts with cousins except on the research trip to Missouri. There …Continue reading →

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