One of the drawbacks to doing professional research is that your own research gets neglected. Over the last few years I have gotten so busy doing work for others, researching, writing, lecturing etc. that my own genealogy file doesn’t get opened often enough.
Since I am finally scanning my paper documents and getting my filing system in tip top shape I have actually been sleuthing a bit on my own ancestors and having a lot of fun. In the last couple of days I have learned a few new things which has motivated me even more.
Just this week I went out to Magnolia Cemetery and found two markers that I needed, I went to the Columbia County courthouse to get some marriage records, I wrote off for two death certificates, one in Georgia and one in Maryland and I wrote a letter to a man in Mississippi that is rumored to have a Bible I would be interested in. Today I am going to the Richmond County courthouse looking for a few more marriage records. I even solved a minor brick wall.
Working on my own line is actually relaxing because I have no deadlines.
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