Notes from the past…

Ragweed!

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I have been having severe ragweed allergy problems for the past couple of weeks, and my eyes are so irritated that it is difficult to read, use the computer or even watch TV some days. So, I haven’t been doing much genealogy. I just got back from the eye doctor, who gave me some drops for my eyes. They are feeling some better, so I’m gonna try to get everything caught up here.
I have gotten a couple of calls from a real estate lady about my Uncle Ladd. She found me through this blog! Anyway, apparently, Ladd didn’t leave a will and this lady is trying to find his daughter Shawna, something to do with his estate, I suspect. So I have been using some of my genealogical “sluething” skills to try to find her. With the help of my daughter, I thought we had located her last night, and I sent her an email. But I got a message back from her today, and it wasn’t the right Shawna. Back to the drawing board, as they say!
When the September issue of the Fort Worth Genealogical Society’s e-newsletter arrived last week, it said they were looking for volunteers to transcribe some Texas marriage records from the 1850′s to early 1900′s. Actually to transcribe another lady’s handwritten transcriptions of the records. Sounds like fun, so I volunteered. I wanted to do Hill County, since I have so many ancestors from that county, but someone else beat me to it. So yesterday, I met a gentleman here in Benbrook and got a CD with the records from Limestone County. 34 pages to do. Yummy! I don’t have any folks from Limestone County (that I know of, anyway), but this will still be fun. I’m so excited and happy to do this. Thanks to so many other volunteers, I have gotten a lot of info for my own research, so I am more than happy to do this job! The man who is coordinating this work promised me that I can proofread the Hill County transcriptions when they are ready, so I’ll still get to look at the records!

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