Thursday, May 8, 2014

Catching Up, Slowing Down and Turning Around

Greetings Everyone,

Having been away for a month near, going to try to bring you up to speed.

No, I am not going to Jamboree this year. Two graduations right in the middle of this grand occasion.
May sneak away one day with friend but at this time not looking like available.

Ordered new books from Leland before I left. We will cover some of that new information down the rocky road.

Graced the halls of the great Michigan Archives for a few hours one day. The head Archivist is a very pleasant person. He shares his information and the staff is great also.

Found it interesting they do not catalog their books like our society does.  So he could not provide me with a list of a specific state.  I can access it and work through to find the answers on line.  Yes, you can access this information from the desk in your home with your laptop.

You do not even need a Michigan State Library card which I have.

My son took a day off work and we drove up the west coast of Michigan to Grand Haven and looked at a lot of frozen Lake Michigan.  I saw different country side and Grand Rapids is a busy, rapidly growing place.  Possibly because it does not rely on the auto  industry to survive.  I really liked the area but am sure it is colder than the southern part of Michigan.  Nor did I realize,  really dawn on me that we were only about half way up Michigan and it curves over and links to Wisconsin.

I am hoping to check square mileage of Michigan against California.  It was still cold and snow in the ditches and rills on the countryside.  Flowers had not yet began to peak up from the frozen grown.

Was hoping Holland would have had some activity but it also was very plain waiting for enough sun to get the flowers going.  We saw one hot house very large with what was probably tulips in it.

Now you need to know Virginia has released and is releasing more birth records for people to access.
The link is here.  Thanks Leland for this news.


Virginians Now Have an Easier Way to Access Their Vital Records
May 8, 2014 6:16:13 PM PDT

We will meet again the third Wednesday of the month at the Library in Lemon Grove, 6 to 8 pm.

I can be contacted at or 619 623 5250

Ohio Genealogical Society Conference for next year will be held in Columbus, Oh.
Thanks to  Derek Davey send me a post.  I am hoping to make it one.  Alas next year will have two more Grandchildren graduating here and in Michigan.  NAH, It is a great thing.  I can save fund so I can attend the following year.

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