It’s been too long, really as in years too long. My day job has become more demanding over the past few years, making it nearly impossible to work as a genealogist on weekends. I’ve also had some personal challenges that contributed to this dilemma, which has made me a bit sad. I do love genealogy, and working on challenging cases. I have decided to focus on personal research and paying attention to my blog. In support of my goals, I joined a woman’s writers group and have been attending some classes. My first step in my 2018 journey is to dust off this blog and decide what I want to write.
I love to research the underdogs and rascals. If you are a genealogist you may have heard the term “reasonably exhaustive search;” well I tend towards the unreasonably exhaustive search. I want to know the subject’s entire story. I don’t have that luxury when working for another, but for myself, there are no limits other than time and energy. So for the next few months, I will be dabbling in some of my favorite cases, places, and techniques. When time or energy is limited my posts will be short, and when the stars align perhaps a bit more in-depth research techniques. Hopefully, something will help your research or pique your interest in one of my “ladies.” If only I read this then at least I will have practiced my writing.