If it’s Saturday, it must be time for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings.
Sure enough, we have a new challenge:
1) What genealogy fun have you had this past month? What is your genealogy highlight of the past month. It could be attending or watching a webinar or local genealogy society meeting, it could be finding a new ancestor, or it could be reading a new genealogy book, or anything else that you have enjoyed.
Like Randy, I can’t claim too many highlights.
1. The best highlight I have to say is the fact that my Anquestors genealogy class, which I began in 2010 and which paused in March 2020 with the start of lock down, is slowly beginning to come back to life. I taught the class every month and there were about a dozen ladies who attended when they were in town. (Tucson has lots of retirees and snowbirds.)
About 6 of us met for a patio outdoor brunch in May, making plans to start up again with monthly meetings. It turned out that most were out of town through the summer, so getting up to speed has been a slow process.
However, yesterday, four of us met at my house an enjoyed out first real meeting in 2 1/2 years. As we head into the winter months, others will be back in town, but I don’t expect more than perhaps six of us together at any one time and we’ve all been vaccinated to lessen our chances of getting sick
2. The second highlight has to be my Adams project, which will sound dreary, but I’m actually enjoying. Thirty or so years ago, I put together a booklet on all the descendants of John Adams, Loyalist. However, I haven’t updated it in decades, which means that it’s a major job working through all the new information. Not only have I been able to locate early descendants who lived in the 1800s (because of all the new records that have become available since the Internet was in its infancy, I’ve also been able to track many still-living descendants through public databases.I am, though, now in the dreary part of the project because my 48 page booklet is now 96 pages and I’m entering all those new people into RootsMagic, as this is part of my software clean up project.
3. Last, but not least, I have enjoyed several excellent webinars and interesting online genealogy meetings, including Pima County Genealogical Society, which has gone hybrid, and Chula Vista Genealogical Society, whose groups are often hosted by Randy, who does a great job. (Thanks, Randy, for all you do!)
That’s about it for my highlights. I’d love to say I’ve been somewhere interesting, but that hasn’t happened yet.
Thanks, Randy, for this week’s challenge.