Once again, Saturday has rolled around and it’s time for Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings weekly challenge on Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. This week’s task is to share our genea-bucket list.
I have to say my bucket list isn’t all that long.
- I would dearly love to visit the villages of Udol and Vysna Sebastova, Slovakia, ancestral homes of my grandparents, Julia Scerbak and George Kucharik. Although both grandparents were first generation born in the United States, my grandmother returned to Udol when she was about five years old. When she was 17, she returned permanently to New Jersey. As far as I know, none of my grandfather’s family ever returned to Europe after the family migrated to the East Coast.
- I would also love to visit Langenlonsheim, Germany, which is the ancestral home of the Stufflebean (Stopplebein) family, although they migrated considerably earlier (1740) than my family.
- The biggest item on my research bucket list is to find the burial date and place of my 5X great grandfather, Anders Molin, in Sweden. He didn’t stay put in once place and is last found in 1784 living about 200 miles away from Ystad, Sweden, where he was born. From there, the trail goes cold. Because he was a master mason and had children, I would think it likely that he had a probate record somewhere as his tools alone would have been valued.
- I’d like to attend the Federation of Genealogical Societies and National Genealogical Society’s conventions more often. I attended FGS several years ago when it combined with RootsTech, but my one and only NGS conference was in the early 1990s in San Diego, California.
- There are a few libraries on my wish list to visit. I’ve been to the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston once, back in 1981. I’d like to go back there and dig much deeper into their holdings. I’ve never been to the Allen County Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana and would love to visit there. A third library where I’ve never been is the Mid-Continent Public Library in Independence, Missouri. So many of my husband’s ancestors lived in that area.
That’s about it for my short list!