Saturday, August 28, 2010

Did you know?

I went to the San Antonio Library (the big enchilada red building downtown) to see what they might have in the way of genealogy records. Wow! I was really blown away. It has online subscriptions to 3 genealogy services, which could save a researcher a lot of monthly fees. Since most of my searches are in Texas, I really appreciated the Texana Room. It has thousands of volumes of history, records, and indexes, many of which are compiled by county. Many trips will be required just to determine all the stuff available. If you are looking, go to the library.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

It's True!

Start working on your family history, and you get sucked in. Finding the pieces and placing them in the right spot is the ultimate jigsaw puzzle. And, like any less than brand new puzzle, there are always missing pieces.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ant Problems

No ant problems here. These are friendly ants that my husband received for his "monumental" birthday on August 11. Our three kids gave them to him as personal representatives of themselves. According to the card, the ant with the pick ax is Durk because a pick ax is a manly tool and looks like heavy work, but is only a swing and then rest. Dijea Ant shovels, which is definitely the hardest and most difficult job in the garden, and everyone knows she is the hardest worker. Stehle Ant likes to stand around and look pretty, so she carries a bucket to make her look like she's useful. These worker ants just showed up in the garden the morning of his birthday. They made him smile, for sure. He's still moving them around to find the best place, so I may post other pictures of them from time to time.

Happy Birthday, Walt. Isn't it good to have this one behind you instead of worrying about facing it?

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Epigenome Song

I got Reunion (Apple geneology software) for Christmas and joined Ancestry. Hundreds of hours later, I'm still excited. I've made great progress trying to construct the Hennig tree from their arrival from Germany in the 1850's. Still have years to go. This video it perfect for introducing the subject to my blog.