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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

HOW I SPENT MY GENEALOGY SUMMER

The subject for tonight on the Genealogists in Second Life group the
topic is "What I did for Summer Vacation". While I wouldn't call it
a "vacation" I did have a lot of time on my hands this summer and
luckily genealogy helped keep me engaged and entertained.This is
what I did:

Visited & took photographs at  eighteen local cemeteries and one cemetery
up in  Maine.  I've posted some of the pictures to my Old  Colony Graveyard
Rabbit blog.

Discovered more distant Dunham & Ellingwood cousins buried in Mt Vernon
Cemetery here in Abington and blogged about it here

Uploaded ninety eight photos to Find-A-Grave with several hundred more yet
to be uploaded. Fifty six  uploads were volunteer photos for requests.

Visited the NEHGS and met fellow geneablogger Barbara Poole.

Attended the Ellingwood Family Reunion and gave a short report on some
of my recent Ellingwood family research.

Continued transcribing the Asa F Ellingwood Civil War Pension File and
posting it to this blog.

Received two cds of family pictures and other material from West family
cousin Lewis Wuori which included pictures of 2xgreat grandmother Louisa A
(Richardson) West, 3xgreat grandmother Arvilla (Ames) West, and 3xgreat
grandfather Philip Richardson. I've been sharing these with other cousins and
blogging about them hereas well.

Joined the Upton (Maine) Historical Society group page on Facebook discovered
several new West and Richardson family distant cousins there who are members
of the Society. We've been exchanging photos and information.



Continued researching and adding to my Ancestry and WikiTree family trees.

So it was an interesting and rewarding Summer.Even better, there's plenty to
keep my busy this Winter when the snow starts flying.

And that's how I spent my Genealogy Summer!

2 comments:

Heather Rojo said...

With your new graveyard blog, and your newly found free time, you've been very busy this summer! This should give you lots to blog about all winter!

DearMYRTLE said...

Awesome! Good thing you retired from the bookstore. See ya tonight at the meeting.