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Summer Genealogy Goals A Bust!

05 September 2013



Summer has come and gone.  Schools are back in session.  Labor Day celebrations are done.  It is almost fall.  I had great plans for genealogy this summer.  I wrote a few summer goals down and blogged about it thinking it would motivate me to achieve them.  Well, guess what?  I didn't achieve very many of them.  Here are my goals I wrote in June, the bold one is the goal I achieved:

  • Miami and Howard County Indiana-The Graf and Fredricks side of my mom's family settled here before migrating to Michigan.  I would like to visit the Miami County Courthouse and get Casper Graf's will and visit a few cemeteries and take pictures.  I would like to explore the area.  I may need to plan this as an overnight trip from the looks of what I want to accomplish.
  • Adrian, Michigan- The Dyer side of my dad's family settled here when they came from New York. I want to check out the library and a couple of cemeteries.  
  • Bentley Historical Library, Ann Arbor-There are two civil war era diaries, that mentions my 2nd great grandfather's gunshot wound that he received during the Civil War, that I would like to read.  Plus, the library has Lima Township vital records and Baptist records that I am interested in exploring.
  • Go to Fort Wayne, Indiana-I will be there for the FGS 2013 Conference in August, but I would like to go at least once and do a little research at the library.
  • Last but not least, is to attend the Fredricks Family Reunion.  I didn't go last year, but I am, definitely, going this year.  Shhh! Don't tell anyone but I have a killer white elephant gift to take this year.
Pretty pathetic, if you ask me.  Everyone of these goals could have been accomplished in a day.  I don't even have a good reason for not doing them.  Our summer wasn't crazy busy.  We spent one week on vacation with our son and his girlfriend; and one week at FGS conference in Fort Wayne.  I don't know where the time went.

I will have to keep these goals on the back burner for now as I have so much that I want to do as a follow up to the sessions I attended in Fort Wayne.  Plus, the laundry, grocery shopping, bill paying, house cleaning, painting and gardening beckons.  Maybe, I do know what I did this summer after all!  How did your summer go genealogy wise?  


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