Week 7, 2015 style, was certainly a hectic one. FGS 2015. RootsTech. Travel to and from said FGS and RootsTech, Meeting friends, old and new. And, oh yeah, a little bit of research and writing mixed in for good measure.
It was wonderful seeing so many of you in Salt Lake City. I hope to meet more of you in the coming weeks as Genealogy Conference Season heats up. I hope that’s literally “heats up,” as I’m really tired of below zero temps here in central Ohio! (You can check out my take on FGS/RootsTech here. Note: It’s more than just the records.)
The theme for Week 7 was “Love.” (What else would you expect in the week that has Valentine’s Day?) Karen Field Busch of Vorfahrensucher.de took the opportunity to explain the wedding photo that’s at the top of her blog. (Though the site is in German, there is a “translate” option on the right-hand side of the page.) Kerryn Taylor of AncestorChasing told the tale of her husband’s Catholic ancestor who went against convention and married a Protestant girl.
Remember that the themes each week are optional. You don’t have to use them. Vera Marie Badertscher of Ancestors in Aprons wrote about how she made a breakthrough in researching her great-grandfather Joseph Kaser. Check it out — she has some great tips in there.
My contribution this week was my great-great-grandfather Eber Johnson. I took a look at some concrete ways that the Civil War affected his life, especially how it changed the kind of farming he did.
So bundle up, leave a comment with the name of the ancestor you wrote about in Week 7, and a link to your post. While your at it, take a look at the entries from Week 6. It’ll make you forget all about the cold.
- Week 8 (Feb 19-25) – Good Deeds
- Week 9 (Feb 26 – Mar 4) – Close to Home
- March themes