Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Dance at the Family History Library

I had a successful research trip to the Family History Library yesterday.  Even got to do the HAPPY DANCE a few times.  Found some voter registration cards from the 1930s from my former “brick wall” family down in New Orleans.  Found death and marriage certificates from the Chicago area.  Really got the hang of the microfilm scanners.  Especially the 15 minutes before the library closes.  Hurry, hurry, hurry!

Today I’m off to look at a 1900 Wisconsin Census for a “missing” great-great grandmother on my mother’s side.  Got my fingers and toes crossed.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Family History Library Trip

I am currently in Salt Lake City to attend my first Roots Tech conference. The conference starts on Thursday, but I'm here today so I can get in some serious research at the Family History Library before the conference starts.

Last summer my husband and I drove through Salt Lake and I was able to do some research for a couple of days. I'm hoping to find some answers to some questions I've had for sometime. I wish I had more time to prepare. Time seems to slip away when you're in the middle of research.

Before my in-laws passed away, my father-in-law helped fill in gaps in their family information so I don't usually research my husband's line. But last week, I uncovered my in-laws (and other ancestor's) marriage license applications. [HAPPY DANCE!] I was able to print the document and show my husband and sister-in-law, they were actually impressed. To find more like that would make this trip a success. So glad to be here.