This has been a great year for me for travel. Have I gone any place exotic? Well we did take the boys on a cruise over spring break. We sailed on the Oasis of the Seas with Royal Caribbean. That was fun. The rest of the year though I have gone to Gary, IN for a client, twice; Springfield, MO to house sit for my parents and hang out with my baby niece; Jefferson City, MO for a client; Rolla, MO to see my best friend; and Springfield, IL – repeatedly for research and the FGS conference. In fact I just came back from a two day research trip in Springfield, IL last night.
I get to go back to Springfield, MO very soon for a short visit for my niece’s 1st birthday. On that trip I hope to meet up with a woman named Sharon who is a cousin of a close friend. We are going to talk about the genealogy research I have done for my friend, specifically about Civil War Pension Files. I am hoping to also meet a friend from Twitter who lives there.
Then in December I get to spend 10 days down there house sitting for my parents and babysitting my niece. If you know I have a house full of boys you understand that spending a week with my 1 year old niece will be heaven, even if I have to change diapers, which I will. LOL!
In December I hope to use the Ozarks Genealogical Society Library to do more research for my friend and visit the main branch of the Springfield library. They have a nice collection too.
It will be great! I am very excited to go. I’ll post about my research while I’m there. Maybe I’ll learn something new or find something great on my visit.
Here are a few posts I enjoyed this week.
A Jewish Autumn Wedding at the Scrappy Genealogist. I really enjoyed the description of the entire process and symbolism of a Jewish wedding. Until this point I barely knew anything about Jewish weddings. The ceremony and everything leading up to it is amazing. Take some time to read this post.
My friend Terri O’Connell is now writing for Examiner.com’s travel section. Subscribe to her feed to get updates.
Another friend Laura Cosgrove Lorenzana is also writing for Examiner.com’s Kane County, IL History section. Subscribe to her feed to get updates.
I received an email from a woman named Suzanne who was going through some boxes her mother left her. She found a wedding announcement for a James Edgar Shannon. She found my blog and wondered if this was someone I was looking for. It is not.
The announcement is listed here. If you are researching this family, please contact me and I will put you in touch with Suzanne.
Lieut. Col. and Mrs. Eugene August Wink
announce the marriage of their daughter
Mr. James Edgar Shannon
on Tuesday, the fourth of June
Nineteen hundred and forty-six