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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Annual report of the Adjutant ... - Google Books

Annual report of the Adjutant ... - Google Books: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

HOUGHMASTER GEORGE Age 18 years Enlisted February 9 1865 at AYatertown mustered in as private Co H February 22 1865 to serve one year mustered out with company July 7 1865 at Madison Barracks NY

Research Trip

I was so excited to be going to Boston for an extended weekend research trip with my husband and my parents. We had the trip all planned out, it was to end with Family History Day. Then everything changed and my parents can't go. I have decided to change things around and save my family for later to do with mom.

Now it's a race to figure out where we want to go and who we will research. I will still stop in Salem and find my 8th great grandmother, Susanna Martin's death place. Then should I go to Haverhill, NH and look for my Hogg/Church family? Maybe found them to Weare,  Deering and Orange, Vt.? Maybe go down to Plymouth learn about my husband's 8th great grandfather Edward Doty who came over on the Mayflower.
Which classes should I select at the Family History Day? It's so hard to decide which ones to attend.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Living Members

I started this blog because I agreed to do a presentation for the Phelps Genealogy Club on "Exchanging and Sharing Information with Caution & Networking". As I work on this and read about different ways of advancing your research (the networking part), I find my self coming up with more and more ideas of ways I can advance my research. I know that whenever you teach and/or put together a presentation you learn more about the topic.

I believe I may create a few more blogs for different branches I am researching and use this one to deal with the family members I know or knew. I love the idea that you can use blogs use a journal. I think that's where I will go with this. I will be interested to see what kind of feed back I get on different family branches using different types of technology.

I started this project by creating a Facebook Group for one of my husband's lines. Having just learned the maiden name of his third great grandmother, Phoebe Shepard after a three year search, this line is exciting. She is a Mayflower Descendant. So the Gardiner Wait/Waite Family Research was created. It has a few members which I hope will become more active. 

We'll see where I go from here. Wish me luck!