Tuesday is for genealogy

With just one item left on my list for June, I walked over to the post office to mail a couple packages and then spent the afternoon in the library. The library is open late on Tuesday and there’s a genealogy volunteer that’s been helpful so it’s a good day for me to go.

I’d had some good success finding my grandparents in Ireland and their emigration to the US via Ellis Island in the last couple weeks but today I switched back to Keith’s grandparents and found his great, great, great grandfather who was born in England and emigrated to Canada. He knew he had English ancestors but hadn’t known they came here via Canada.

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6 Responses to “Tuesday is for genealogy”

  • SaraF:

    I find the time really flies when I sit down with ancestry.com. I have also had really exciting finds and it becomes almost addictive. But I still have some “holes” in the family tree.

  • Linda in NE:

    I need to follow your example and have one day a week for genealogy. Sounds like you’ve been having some good “genealogy days”. Every so often I have luck just doing random Google searches on names. New things keep appearing online all the time.

  • I’ve never really researched my ancestors, or my husbands family. Your blogging about it is inspiring me. Also, I like that you devote one day a week to your research. I used to be a one day a week kinda person, but since we retired I’m all over the place. I used to have cleaning day, baking day, shopping days (2 a week), every Sunday or Saturday was family dinner day, gardening day, dinner or lunch out day—I accomplished a whole lot more having “days” to do things. You reminded me I really should get back to that type of routine. Good for you!

  • Beverley:

    Where in England were Keith’s relatives from MAry?

  • Karen B:

    I started some research years ago, but never followed through. It is like a treasure hunt.

  • Norece:

    Mary, you asked about which program would be a good one, I use PAF (personal ancestry file) from The LDS church. It is a free program, has been free since it first came out, all updates are free. I have been using this since it first came out and I like it. I did try other programs, but since I was use to this program the others seemed difficult. There is always a live person to help you with the program when the Family History Library in SLC is open, even after 20+ years I still have a question now and again. If you go to http://www.familysearch.org there should be a link to down load this program. I am thrilled you are having success finding your ancestors.

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