I have to admit something. I haven’t touched my own genealogy in at least a week. It could be longer. I don’t remember now. I’ve done quick little searches here and there. I’ve searched Footnote and Ancestry for some things. The plain fact is I got a bit burnt out. Not to the point where I want to take an extended break. In fact, I want to do some now! The problem is I’ve just been so busy. I know that if I get into my own genealogy, I’ll probably be at the computer all day long! So this is what I’ve been doing.
Thanks to a blog entry by Amy Coffin, my Sunday night was spent indexing over 500 names in the 1930 census! It really did help with a nail-biter game between my hometown Redskins against their biggest rival, the Dallas Cowboys. Don’t get impressed by the big number yet though, most of the pages already had the names and ages. I really just verified and filled in the missing blanks. I’ve also been doing my 10 pages for Lowcountry Africana. I’ve got 2 finished already. These are taking me a bit longer because the handwriting is a bit more difficult to read, and I’m making sure I read the whole page and get the context of the text first. I don’t want to make any mistakes! Censuses are a bit easier to index in that respect.
It hasn’t been all work for me though! I’ve been dogsitting. These two are Sammie and Heidi. They’re such quiet, docile girls.
This however, is Gretchen. She’s very young and very energetic. I joked to my family this week that I’m officially cured of puppy fever! Saturday can’t come soon enough with this one! All joking aside, it’s been really nice playing with these three everyday.