I'm very happy that Randy is now feeling healthy enough to resume posting on his blog, but I'm disappointed in myself that I didn't catch up with any additional old posts yet. I'll just keep trying! Here is this week's challenge:
1. What genealogy search/research did you do last week? Did you have a research goal or plan? Tell us about one or more search/research session.2. Write your own blog post or add your response as a comment to this blog post or in a Facebook Status post or note.
Aw, man! Well, I didn't do much this week, but I did do a little research.
I worked some more on finding people in the 1950 census, not for my own family, but for that of a friend. He had remembered that a cousin had put together a short family history and finally dug it out. Based on the mostly accurate information in it, I was able to find my friend's great-grandmother and her second husband in the 1930 and 1940 censuses and then the second husband as a widower in the 1950 census. I discovered they were Germans from Russia, which I actually have a fair amount of experience researching. Now I'm hunting for them in Canada in earlier records.
The other research I did was trying to figure out how a DNA cousin who showed up on Ancestry is connected to me. I have a total failure there so far. The surname doesn't appear anywhere in my family tree, and I can't find any connections yet.
Obviously I am far behind Randy in my accomplishments this week!
You made some progress for a friend, which is always nice, especially since your own research has taken you to Germans from Russia. Your friend must be very happy for the help.ReplyDelete
He was indeed happy and a little surprised. The family was even living where the short family history said they would be.Delete
You actually did a lot of work and I'm sure your friend was happy.ReplyDelete
It never seems like a lot, but thank you! And yes, he was happy!Delete
Sounds like you did a lot of research! It takes time. Life likes to interfere with our genealogy time. So you made progress, and helped a friend, too!ReplyDelete
Well, thank you! Maybe I did more than I thought I had.Delete