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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Randy Seavers' Suggestion

I really liked the suggestion Randy Seavers, Genea-Musings made in his repost from April 22, 2008 on Friday, August 28, 2009 which he titled: The Place of Genealogy Research-Post 1:
After I recover from a recent surgery I plan on joining the North San Diego Genealogical Society and will take Randy's advice when he blogged on his idea of offering a free hour of research consultation at the genealogy library for the society's monthly meeting drawings. I don't think the North San Diego Genealogical Society has a research group that currently meets, so this would be a good way for me to mentor others in using the computer for genealogy research and get to know other genealogists in North County. I agree with Randy in that I don't do the research for the inquirer so they can have their own successes with genealogy research databases.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Internet is finally up and running

I am amazed at how many dishes I accumulated. Combining a household is tough. I discovered an heirloom vase from my great great grandmother. Its not very fancy but its made of smokey colored glass and I am keeping a close watch on it to make sure it does not get discarded! Off to preop visits to the Dr. and have surgery on Friday. I will be out of commission for a while again.
I have enjoyed keeping up with Randy Seavers posts on Geneamusings but have been too busy unpacking to venture over to the genealogy library, hopefully I will make it there after the Dr. says I can drive post surgery.

Coon Family of Palmyra, Jefferson County, and Mendon, Ontario County, NY

I am researching collateral lines to the Coon family: Congdon, Charley (Palmyra, Jefferson County, Wisconsin) and from Honeoye Falls Village, Mendon Township, Ontario County, New York: Surnames are: Strong, Knapp, Avery, Pattee, Brisbin, Potter.

Also regarding Potter in Palmyra, Jefferson County, Wisconsin) Ada Coon married Julius Delos Wescott who was the son of Simon Wescott and Sarah Potter.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Changed blog name

I looked at Genealbloggers and discovered that there was another blog called "Genealogical Treasures" so I changed my blog to gsgenealogy.

I am in the process of moving and my access to reference materials is somewhat limited. I will blog more in a few weeks after I get my new cable modem router set up.

I have been pondering the Chicago address problem. There is one city directory ( I think it was in the 1920s) that lists all the address and street name changes that can be a nightmare for genealogists. I will research this more in a few weeks and post more details. My Stonequist, Dahlberg and Samuelson family tree branches hail from Chicago.

I am a genealogist and I collect dust bunnies and lots of genealogy books!