Friday, December 28, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I had purchased her new book, "How to Archive Your Family Keepsakes," so I brought it along to the meeting and she kindly signed it for me. What a treat! I was able to tell her I've been following her blog, listened to her on the podcast and mentioned her blog as one to read in my VCGS workshop talk in July.
It's really thrilling to actually meet and talk to the people who write the books you buy, read and use their techniques. Last month at our seminar was George G. Morgan; this month Denise Levenick. I'm looking forward to 2013 to see who will be stopping by Ventura County Genealogical Society in Ventura, California.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I'm a member of Ventura County Genealogical Society (VCGS). I'm very excited to say, mark your calendar for Saturday, October 20th, to join us for our 2012 Fall Seminar, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3501 Loma Vista Rd, Ventura, CA. Join us for a full day of fun-filled information. George G. Morgan is our main presenter.
|George G. Morgan|
Genealogy Orienteering: Using Maps to Find the Right Place
Bring 'Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile
Alternate Records You May Never Have Considered
The Genealogist as CSI
Registration fee includes Lunch and Syllabus
Members - $40.00 Non-Members - $45.00
For more information and to register for the seminar, visit the VCGS website:
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
|Declaration of Intention|
Friday, August 24, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
|Pauline & me|
Thursday, August 9, 2012
|Top right window, Mom's bedroom|
Monday, July 23, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Thank you to everyone who gave me the encouragement, held my hand during the process, and patted me on the back when I was through. I also want to send a big loving THANK YOU to my husband. He always "has my back."
Now I still have to give the talk to my society next month, but I Can Do It!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I've been preparing a presentation I'm going to give to our local public library. My talk is Genealogy Blogs 101. Next month I'll be giving this same talk to my genealogy society.
I've been gathering information for weeks now. Been staying up late and even dreaming of it in my sleep. I'm not a professional speaker. I'm also really nervous. I'm as prepared as I'm ever going to be. It'll be good to step out of my comfort zone for just a little while.
The feeling is a little like when I tried Zip Lining a few months ago. That very first step off the first platform into midair was frightening. But I did it, and the next four platforms weren't as scary.
I can do the blog talk, I'll be OK. Just like stepping into midair. WHEEEEE!
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
I'm living in California and helping my local genealogy society; also my father was born in Los Angeles. My home town is Chicago, Illinois so I always try and do some records for Illinois whenever I sit down for indexing. My mother is from a little "village" in Wisconsin so I try and do some records for them too. Earlier in April I was able to include Louisiana while indexing. My paternal grandfather and paternal grandparents were from there. Now the whole state is done so onto the others.
Indexing has been quite addicting and fun. "Only a few more records, then I'll stop." But then I'll download another batch and won't quit until they're all submitted. Today I had a really blurry image for the Wisconsin batch. Whew, glad I pushed through.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I did sit down and locate my parents in the census. My dad was 15 living in Chicago, IL and my mother was 13 living in Dorchester, WI. I had also located them in the 1930 census 10 years ago, but it was still thrilling see them and their family together in 1940. I'm going to try and locate my husband's parents in the next few days. They were in Pittsburgh, PA.
I've been reading other 1940 census posts. I thoroughly enjoyed The Family Curator's, (http://www.thefamilycurator.com/) March 15th post: The Three Stooges In No Census, No Feeling, Parts 1 & 2. The video was such a hoot! As a little girl I use to LOVED them. I remember fighting over the TV with my sister because she wanted to watch American Bandstand at the same time the Stooges came on in the afternoon. Boy that video really took me back, I laughed so hard.
Monday, January 23, 2012
2012 Copyright, Gayle Ficarra Wolcott
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
|No numbers or text on buttons|
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Well, the tree ornaments are obvious. I'm giving a bag full of ornaments to a friend. I haven't used them in years and she had a tree full of these specialized ornaments this year so I know she'll enjoy them.
My husband unplugged his outside decorations today. It's kind of sad and dark out there now. I know how much he enjoyed putting all the lights up each year for us and the neighbors. He's just that kind of guy.
After all the above is stored away in the garage until December, I'm going to sit down with the holiday cards we received, scan all the photos, date and label them. The newsletters will get scanned next. I really enjoy all the news our friends and family have shared.
It's going to be a busy week, but I'm looking forward to it and then getting back to a normal routine.