Two-Year Blogiversary!

Big day today…#2 blogiversary! This is what I wrote last year and I’ll put updates in red:

Time flies! Oh, yes it does!

It’s nice to have basically an electronic journal of what I’ve done or attempted to do for the last year. There were a couple slow months, I know. I’ll take this time to list my achievements and goals for the next year. I still agree with all of the above.

What I Have Done (2015-2016)

Started this blog on 24 Jun 2014.

Became the county genealogist for Henry County through IGS in August 2015.

Became the newest board member of the Henry County Historical Society & Museum in September 2015.

General public meetings of ECIGA officially began in February 2016 (inclement weather canceled our very first meeting in January 2016).

Attended the IGS Conference in April 2016.

Sworn in to the Sarah Winston Henry DAR Chapter in April 2016.

Elected Vice President of the Indiana Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (ICHAP), term begins 1 July 2016.

What I Want to Do (June 2015- )

Start a local genealogy society (officially by 1 Jan 2016). Did it!

Volunteer more hours at local historical society. Still doing so!

Swearing-in ceremony for Sarah Winston Henry Chapter of INDAR (Sept 2015). See above!

Create the yearbook for Sarah Winston Henry Chapter of INDAR (Sept 2015). Did it!

Attend regional INDAR meeting (Aug 2015). Unable to attend due to illness.

Add two more of my ancestors to SCWFI (John Ford and Lyman S. Ford). Still working on it!

Begin working on NSDAR supplemental for William Ballard (born 1715). Need to do!

Finish studies through NGS (got this in under the wire! Signed up for the NGS Guide to Documentation and Source Citation!). Did it!

Attend OGS Conference (Apr 2016). No time!

Attend IGS Conference (Apr 2016). See above!

Attend Midwestern Roots 2016 (July 2016). No time!

Attend FGS Conference (Aug/Sept 2016). No time!

Attend APG’s PMC (Sept 2016). Really want to go but the Bicentennial Torch Relay goes through Henry County the day after and I don’t think I can squeeze both in.

Join PALAM (Oct 2015). Need to do!

Become an aunt again!! (July or August 2015) Did it!

Put together another family reunion (Oct 2016). Need to do!

Go “on the clock”??? Not yet!

Apply for First Families of Ohio (James A. Fowler and his wife Elizabeth Devore). Need to do!

What I Want To Do (June 2016- )!

All of the above items marked ‘need to do’!

Practice writing proof summaries and proof arguments.

Write article for IGS Quarterly.

Complete yearbook for Sarah Winston Henry DAR Chapter.

Attend District INDAR meeting (August 2016).

Begin genealogical courses through DAR.

Attend IGS Annual Conference (April 2017).

Order syllabi and/or presentations from FGS 2016 and APG PMC 2016.

Here’s to another great year!

Anyone read the Pendergast series?

Sorry in advance…this post is not genealogy related (unless you’re into Pendergast’s family history!).  These novels are written by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.  I just received word that the new novel will be out on October 18!!!  Here’s an excerpt from the email announcement:

“The book is entitled THE OBSIDIAN CHAMBER and… What can we say about it? Almost nothing, unfortunately, without revealing spoilers. Much of the action takes place in the Florida Keys, along with Riverside Drive and the Kalahari Desert of Botswana. What we can say, however, is that Constance receives a rare orchid from a secret admirer; Proctor takes an unexpected world trip; and certain crimes are committed that will have a disturbing resonance for readers of THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES.”

Eek!!!  When I have spare time, I read, and these novels have been a great source of enjoyment for me.

Memorial Day

It is with deep gratitude that I remember the men and women of this country who have given the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedoms.

firstflagOriginal flag that inspired “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Thomas Pearson (ca 1751-ca 1835), Revolutionary War

William Ballard (1715-ca 1794), Revolutionary War

John Ford (1808-1884), Mexican War, Civil War

Lyman S. Ford (1832-1897), Civil War

Paul Mayer (1832-1885), Civil War

Harold C. Ford (1917-2003), WWII POW