I hate when my morning goes awry! I had trouble sleeping last night, and I think I know why, so I slept in rather late. And then I realized as I was making breakfast that I forgot to buy bananas for my oatmeal. Sigh................. Let's hope the weirdness stops NOW! I have too much to do in the day to waste time by not getting a good night's sleep.
I have to say that the days are becoming very much the same. I got two more of the small quilts done.
|Community projects quilt - DONE|
|Community projects quilt - DONE|
|Trimming half-square triangles|
|Working on Engish Paper Piecing|
|Applique block for Green Tea|
|Family history stuff|
For any of you in the genealogy world, this is a nightmare. Tons of paper with scraps of notes, letters written to family members trying to fill in gaps, and where does one start? I swear I have a book about history from the small area where I grew up, but when I checked where I thought it was, it was NOT there. I cannot confess to my parents that I no longer have this book, so SIL and Brother came to the rescue. I know where extra copies are at the farm, and they will send me one. The headstone pictures are still missing, so I must look for those. I think I know where I filed them, so I will check later.
I found the wedding information about the person in question -- this would be my great grandfather on my mom's side. He was married in Owen Sound, Ontario, so his parents and her parents were on the document. I sent that to my cousin, and she found information on him within hours. I got that e-mail while I was lying in bed and that's why I couldn't sleep. My mind was racing. I have NOT digested all that she sent. My Dad also sent three e-mails with information or clearing up information, so that didn't help at all.
YES -- there is a lesson here. DO NOT read your e-mail in bed. Never!!!!
So I'll be processing that information this afternoon as I want to get those quilts out of the way this morning. Oh -- and I've been meaning to check on the used book sale for the local symphony, and OH MY --- it started yesterday. I know --- I do NOT need more books, but it's going to a good cause, so I think I'll wander down later today and check it out. Besides, my car has been parked in the driveway for weeks, and it needs to be taken for a ride!
There is never a dull moment in the house or a lack of things to do.
So tell me, for anyone who has worked genealogy --- there is NO good way to put this information on paper. One family tree leads to another, and if you unearth any paperwork, how do you manage that? I have the documents from when my great grandfather applied for a farm section of land in Saskatchewan. He walked 35 miles to get to the land, only to discover it was NOT viable. Then he walked back, rescinded that request, and requested another piece of land. And someone requested those documents, and I ended up with copies of them. I need to locate the land sections on the map -- I cannot quite read the map, so I'll need my Dad's help.
Yep --- I need to call my parents to get some more information.
And I think my cousin found my great grandfather's family living in Ontario way before I thought they lived here. What year did the family emigrate to Canada? I may have to go graveyard hunting in Ontario! And I could geocache at the same time!
Oh --- off on another adventure. But for the purposes of my book, I need to find a way to highlight JUST the family tree of my family, but still make a note of their siblings, etc. OK -- so this opened a can of worms!
Well, I"m off.
Have a super day!!!!