Family History Research

Family History Research is moving

With my business becoming busier I am consolidating some of my blogs. If you like the posts on Family History Research, you can now follow them at my Generations business blog. I’ll be posting the same type of content there. Thanks for following me on this blog!

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Generations Blog Has Moved

If you follow my Generations Blog, please update your URL to http://blog.generationsbiz.com. I moved it in preparation for a brand new business website in April.

Visit the new blog and sign up for my newsletter. I’m giving away a copy of Finding Your Chicago Irish on Monday!

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ProGen Update – October 2011

I just finished reading through my October ProGen assignment on Research Reports. Great refresher since I have not read that chapter in about a year. Now I need to find a research report I have permission to use from a client for my assignment or write a new one on my own research.

In September we worked on writing our Business Plans. Two of my group members already uploaded theirs for review. They are amazing! One is from a woman who has been in business several years and really understands how to write a plan. The other is from a woman who is going to launch her business in 2012. I wish I would have seen examples of these plans last year when I was just starting out.

If you have ever considered joining a ProGen group and have not done it, I encourage you to give it a try. You will learn so much! My group ends in April 2012 and I cannot believe how much better my personal and business research, reports and practices have become.

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Lesson 6 of NGS HSC

Antonia and Josef Subrt in Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago

Wednesday was a whirlwind day of genealogy research and travel all over Chicagoland. I started my day at Bohemian National Cemetery and looked up some graves for a couple of clients. One client’s family was buried in Section 15. I knew I had family there but couldn’t remember who off the top of my head until I walked in one corner of the section and there were my great grandparents, Anna and Frank Brouk. Said good morning to them and walked on looking for the client’s family.

Passed by my great great grandparents Josef and Antonia Subrt and a few cousins from the Vit, Kratky and Oul/Aul families. At the opposite end of the section from my Brouk family were the client’s family.

My next stop was across the street at IRAD. Did you know the meters there are 30 minutes only? Yep! Thankfully I had a list of two marriage certificates I wanted and knew I needed a couple examples of 1871-ish licenses for my NGS HSC assignment. The IRAD intern was almost 10 minutes late, leaving me 20 minutes to finish, pay for my copies and run back to the car. I did it! Gave the intern the dates and numbers of the certificates and he quickly pulled the films. I asked for a roll with 1871-ish certificates and he gave me that as well.

Now all that is left to do is scan in those licenses I copied and finish my assignment. I hope to accomplish this tonight or tomorrow morning. Once I submit it I will have five lessons to go!  Progress is exciting!

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