Genealogy Plans for 2014?
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Me, I am going to finish up the last of my organizing (1 small box of phtographs and 1 even smaller box of negatives still to go). Then I will start making a dent in digitizing my genealogy papers.
On the research front, I will be going over the border this year. On one of my research lines I will be crossing the Dutch border into Germany and Poland. I am also going to be doing more research into my paternal line, trying to trace it a few generations further back.
And last, but not least, on a well-researched line I will be writing a biography on one of the siblings of my great-grandmother. I wrote one biography (of another of my great-grandmother's siblings) already, so now I am going to tackle the next one. This will require a little bit more research, but not too much. It does, however, involve at least three different archives. Fun times ahead.
So, what do you want to get done in 2014 on the genealogy front?
the paternal>maternal line: my father's mother's parents
and beyond. The surnames
are Alexander and Wallace.
There must be dozens of families of that name, most of them no longer considered
relatives by each other, in Virginia alone. (Virginia was thought, in family tradition, to be my paternal grandmother's
( nee Mary
Adelaide Alexander, d. before 1931) native state.)
But I learned on Google that
she was born in Woburn MA,
the same as my Perkins ancestors. (Of course, I realize, it could be the Google data, not the family tradition, that was wrong.)
I have no idea how to begin.
Now that the old Australian newspapers are coming online I am discovering just how much my family didn't talk about and what a sleazy lot most of my mother's family were. I haven't started on my father's side yet but as they were mostly clergymen and missionaries I don't expect to find any scandals which I didn't know about already.
I am writing it all as an HTML document so that I can link the various parts, copy it to disc and send it to any family who are interested.
Finding the stories behind the people is fun though, even if it's not a scandal.
Also working on my MIL's family tree. I think we have connected her back to the American Revolution but I need to finish up some research. She has an entire branch that just disappears into the unknown. I find them as adults but not as children anywhere.
Thanks for your suggestions thornton37814!
#12-Been trying to trace but they have the most common names, so many appear