Sunday, November 12, 2006

Is Genealogy fun for you?

For me, genealogy is fun - I enjoy the challenge of pursuing elusive ancestors and being a detective. I'm having fun doing what I'm doing - serving in my local society, preparing and giving talks occasionally, helping people get started in genealogy and teaching or mentoring them in their research adventure, not to mention my own research.

I had a fairly relaxing day today - went to church, had a meeting of my committee, and got home in time to watch my Chargers come from 28-7 behind to win 49-41 over the Bengals. Great game, if you like offense! Then I took a short nap (I was worn out from rooting for my team - some of you must know what I mean).

Then I came in and read my email and worked a bit on my friend's ancestry - it was fun. I found some more data last night (1860 and 1870 census for the Wells family on HQO - poor Orsavilla Wells had 14 kids! Then her husband died and she raised them all herself). So I entered all that in the database, then looked for spouses for her children in the 1900 census. After that, I tried to add another generation to the Norway side of his family - I found decent data in the LDS IGI and Vital Records Index data. Now I have to input it into the database. Five or six generations is probably enough to give him an idea of his roots.

How about you? Did you get any genealogy fun done today? Tell me about it!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Randy,

I really enjoy reading your genealogy blog. Keep up the good work. You may like to see my own genealogy blog - mostly personal research - www.eboracensis.blogspot I look forward to returning frequently to your blog.