So what have I been doing?
- Today I made what we always used to call goulash when I was a child. Most times it was made using canned stewed tomatoes or sauce, some green peppers and onions if we had them and adding any available spices that might make that taste better and then what ever noodle we had on hand along with Worcestershire sauce.
- I went thru my file folder container and started pulling contents to add to my family archives binder. I've blogged about the one I made which contains my paternal grandparents documents and some ephemera. The blog post can be found here. I'm now working on one that will contain documents from the years after my parents married(1963) on up to present day. I've kept school programs, graduation invitations and a number of other things. As I did with my other archive binder(and this one will likely "spill over" to several binders) I've started putting the contents in sleeves and getting them in chronological order so that I can do a listing of contents. This is fun to do and I'm going to ask my siblings to find any items which they would like preserved to add to this project. You could also include a page of memories or anything else of family significance. After all, it's your project to design.
- There is no better time to have a physical copy of these two books by Ancestry: Red book : American state, county & town sources and The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy. The Internet is bogged down from all the people who are online and there is just something more convenient(in my opinion) about just turning to the page you want without having to worry about a browser or system update, load speed or battery needing charged. I'm studying county histories and the parent and surrounding counties to see if there might be other records available to research which I've been missing.
- You might also want to think about the disease and virus outbreaks that occurred during your ancestors' lifetimes. You can find sites dedicated to just that by Googling. Once you have the dates you might also want to do a search at Newspapers.com or any other newspaper site which you have access to that might cover the time period and the area in which you are interested.
- I'm catching up on a few things I've been meaning to do which is always a good thing. I hope you are taking the time to get to know your family even more, especially the older generation. Communicate! Whether by phone or video. You'll be glad you did.
I'd love to hear what others are doing.