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Feb. 26th, 2008 @ 10:47 pm What?
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I can't believe it's been over a week since I posted already! The blame for my absence lies completely with my sister. Stella and her hubby decided to introduce me to a little site called geni.com. Since this introduction, I have been immersed in old family records, and have added 300+ members to our family tree, a hundred from hubby's family and the rest from my maternal grandfather, and those were the easy ones. I'm now completely itching to go tromping around in graveyards and church records to find additional information for our families. Sadly it's still snowing here, adding 15 more centimeters to the ground. And I don't think any archives are infant-friendly, so I'm restricted to web research for the time being. Luckily there are several efforts to digitize records, so I can get lost in those for hours at a time. I cannot wait until we get to the point of immigration, I want to trace back to the old countries. We have to be fairly close now, I've found records for gggg grandfather born around 1797, and the family scoop was that they came over due to the potato famine, so he'd be the right generation. Or the family is wrong. My mother is also all fired up about it, and has started digging out all the old family photos and records. This also means that I'm playing around with my new scanner and trying to get the best resolution and restoring some of the pics... The paternal side of our tree is going to be a lot harder to work on, given that my father was 4 when they left Poland in 1944. Yep, not too many records left there, I have to get talking to my Grandfather about that.

I can't imagine everything I missed on my flist, off to try and catch up now.
Who does she think she is?
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From:miss_kat_1968
Date:February 27th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
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That's very cool that you are exploring your geneology. I am lucky that on both sides a distant cousin (and more recently a close cousin) have done family trees tracing back to England, Hungary, Switzerland, and assorted other areas.

Good luck with the hunting. :)
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From:neeroc
Date:March 4th, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)
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Thanks, I'm having a great time!
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From:aussieteddie
Date:February 27th, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)
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It is fun to look into the history of wher your from. Actually it is funny to look into anyones history.

Enjoy :)
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From:neeroc
Date:March 4th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
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That's true! My BIL is part of our tree and his fam has some pretty interesting characters, found in the peerage listings in England, Mayors, Premiers, clan chiefs, we're more boring and harder to find *g*
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From:javahound07
Date:February 28th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Fun isn't it. :)
My cousin and I have been working on our tree, we've gotten as far back as the late 1800's and our next step is to research across the pond....
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From:neeroc
Date:March 4th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
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That is very cool. I've been lucky enough to be able to work off the work of others so far, there is so much online now, even our archives have started digitizing their records, although the OCR transcripts are often painful to read. I'm still trying to find the emigration points to make the jump.
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