Can you believe that October is almost half gone? I blinked and time flew by! However, it’s again time for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver on Genea-Musings.
This week’s challenge is simple:
1) Have you helped someone (a friend, a colleague, someone you didn’t know, etc.) with their genealogy and family history? Genea-blogger Ellen Thompson-Jennings wrote on this topic last month in Have You Helped Someone With Their Genealogy? on Hound on the Hunt.
Simple question, but a more complex answer. Back in the pre-internet days, when I began going genealogy, I placed dozens of queries in magazines asking for information, so it wasn’t long before I also received letters asking for help. I always provided any details I knew.
Today, I receive a number of emails and again try to help where I can. Many of the queries are from my husband’s Williams, Woosley and Sturgell lines, but I get others, too.
I’ve done work, for free, for friends in Salt Lake and I’ve taught a small genealogy class since 2010, helping those members when they asked.
There have also been two people who contacted me – Paul and Theresa – asking if I’d help them with their Irish and Italian lines, which I’ve done over a longer span of time.
In short, any time anyone asks for help or information, during the past 44 years, I’ve done whatever I can to add to their family information.
Thanks, Randy and Ellen for this week’s fun challenge.