Notes from the past…

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“Lost ground can always be regained…!


But lost time?

Several months have passed since I last posted to this blog. The same can be said for my research: it found its way to the back of my thoughts… and stayed there. I guess I just needed a break.

But do you know what’s good about taking time off from our particular “hobby”?

Only the appearance of NEW RECORDS, among other things!

So, about 2 weeks ago that old feeling, that need to find another date, another place started coming back. Throughout this little respite, I’ve continued to follow a few genealogy blogs. You know: just in case… Well, on that day I read about some new databases where I might find those long-sought pieces of the puzzle.

And I decided it was about time for me to get back into genealogy!

Lost time never!


The Sunday Morning Genea-News

Remember Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In?

geneanewsWhat’s the news across the nation?
We have got the information
In a way we hope will amuse you!
We just love to give you our news
La Da De Da, Ladies and Gents,
“Laugh In” looks at the news!


Well, this news might not be a funny as Dan & Dick’s was, but it’s probably more relevant to genealogists, especially blogging genealogists.

Here are a few interesting items I came across this past week:

  • Photographs Look Even Better With 200 Years of Decay- “The Library of Congress is brimming with flawless daguerreotype photographs that give us a pristine look into the state of things over the past two centuries. Now that’s great and all, but perhaps even more incredible are the ones that succumbed to the 200 years of damage and decay.”
  • Welcome to the New Blog Exercises- “Blog Exercises are designed to strengthen your blogging abilities. Blogging is not limited to writing. Blogging is more than words, telling a story or teaching a lesson. Blogging is about imagery, in word, picture, sound, and video. Blogging is about connections and the social web. Blogging is about communication. Blogging is about preservation. Blogging is about… whatever you chose to make of it.”
  • Top 75 State Websites of 2012- “Tracking down state-level genealogy records—births, marriages, deaths and more—can be exhausting work, but each year it gets easier and easier as more state historical societies and archives digitize collections and post them online for you to browse or search.”
  • San Antonio’s Launching the First Completely Bookless Public Library- “The new book-free library, called “BiblioTech,” is intended to open in the fall and is part of a an entire bookless public library system planned for the entire county of Bexar. And it’s not “bring your own device” either. The library will actually lend out e-readers (of an unspecified brand) for two weeks at a time. There will also be computers and the like, but no books, and presumably no card catalog (!) either.”