As Family History Month comes to a close, it's a good time to reflect on what we did to further our family history research or make contributions to the genealogy community. Here's a summary of some of the things that I did during October:
- Attended a day long workshop and research opportunity at the Cass County (Nebraska) Historical Society Museum in Plattsmouth. Part 1 Part 2
- Participated in the Family History Fair sponsored by the Lincoln-Lancaster County (Nebraska) Genealogical Society. I shared information on genealogy blogging and demonstrated the Flip-Pal scanner.
- Attended the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society fall conference featuring Paul Milner.
- Actively promoted the Nebraska Genea-Peeps group on Facebook. Join us!
- Got caught up on the last few episodes of Geneabloggers Radio.
- Continued organizing my genealogy digital files in my Dropbox folder.
- Honored my Irish heritage by attending a concert by Celtic Thunder.
- Renewed my subscription to NewspaperArchive.com
- Purchased and installed Family Tree Maker 2012 and synched my family tree with Ancestry.com
- Bought a new desk chair for my genea-cave (with luck, it might get assembled this weekend!)
- Discovered some images to go along with previously discovered records on FamilySearch.org
- Discovered some cousins in the yearbook pages on Ancestry.com
- Corresponded with some people with common relatives via Ancestry.com
- Scanned family photos and documents
- Visited the grave site of my 2nd great grandparents at Calvary Cemetery here in Lincoln. Sometimes I just have to go there for a few minutes to get centered and focused. It works.
- Discovered confirmation of deaths in the newly posted Connecticut records database at Ancestry.com
What were the highlights of YOUR family history month? Feel free to share your comments below.