- Following the Land records last month helped with my understanding of the kinships of the Denchfields, in what seems to be turning into a one-name study of this family in Buckinghamshire for the period of 1550–1850.
- Inspired by an email from a fellow Bucks/Oxford researcher, I’ve decided to take a fresh look at another one of the more complex families in my tree: the Collcutts of Oxford City. Stay tuned for the start of that series later this week!
- ProGen13 is going well. We just finished chapters of essential libraries and copyright issues. I love my study group!!!! Learning lots.
- I attended the North Hills Genealogy Conference in nearby Pittsburgh. Elissa Powell was the host and Doctor Tom Jones was the featured speaker: his talks on inferential genealogy and locating lost ancestors were entertaining and informative. It was great to meet up with some fellow BU graduates as well!!!
- My coursework at the National Institute of Genealogical Studies is coming along. I’ve completed five courses:
- Methodology I
- US Land Records
- US Religious Records–part 1
- Internet Resources
- Family History Library and the New FamilySearch
This week I started:
- US Census Records
- US Vital Records
- Methodology II
To earn a Certificate in American Genealogical Studies, I need to complete 40 courses, so still a ways to go…..
- I’ve rewritten the source citations for 3 generations on the Turner Collins branches of my tree. Very.Slow.Going.
- I got my new desk organized, and the file drawers are organized!!!!!
- I cataloged all my genealogy books on LibraryThing.com
- I wrote 12 blog posts in November. Feeling quite good about that
- Began writing a chronology and genealogical sketch of the Reed family of McKean, PA, for the archivist at the Erie County Historical Society. They were gentleman farmers and teachers who came to northwest PA from Connecticut in the 1850s. Very interesting bunch!