2011-09-14

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2011-09-14 12:01 pm
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The 99+ Genealogy Things Meme

This meme was started by Becky over at Kinnexions back in 2009, and is making the rounds again.

The challenge is to write about 99 things that you have done, want to do, or will never do in your lifetime...with a genealogy flair.

Here's the key:

Things you have already done or found: bold face type
Things you would like to do or find: italicize (color optional)
Things you haven’t done or found and don’t care to: plain type

Here's my list:

1. Belong to a genealogical society.
2. Researched records onsite at a court house.
3. Transcribed records.
4. Uploaded tombstone pictures to Find-A-Grave.
5. Documented ancestors for four generations (self, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents).
6. Joined Facebook.

7. Helped to clean up a run-down cemetery.
8. Joined the Genea-Bloggers Group on Facebook.
9. Attended a genealogy conference.
10. Lectured at a genealogy conference.
11. Spoke on a genealogy topic at a local genealogy society.
12. Been the editor of a genealogy society newsletter.
13. Contributed to a genealogy society publication.
14. Served on the board or as an officer of a genealogy society.
15. Got lost on the way to a cemetery.
16. Talked to dead ancestors. Mine give me plenty of feedback.
17. Researched outside the state in which I live.
18. Knocked on the door of an ancestral home and visited with the current occupants.
19. Cold called a distant relative.
20. Posted messages on a surname message board.
21. Uploaded a gedcom file to the internet.
22. Googled my name.
23. Performed a random act of genealogical kindness.
24. Researched a non-related family, just for the fun of it.

25. Have been paid to do genealogical research.
26. Earn a living (majority of income) from genealogical research. Would LOVE to be able to do this.
27. Wrote a letter (or email) to a previously unknown relative.
28. Contributed to one of the genealogy carnivals.
29. Responded to messages on a message board or forum.
30. Was injured while on a genealogy excursion.
31. Participated in a genealogy meme.

32. Created family history gift items (calendars, cookbooks, etc.).
33. Performed a record lookup for someone else.
34. Went on a genealogy seminar cruise.
35. Am convinced that a relative must have arrived here from outer space, or was hatched.
36. Found a disturbing family secret.
37. Told others about a disturbing family secret.
38. Combined genealogy with crafts (family picture quilt, scrapbooking, writing historic fiction).
39. Think genealogy is a passion not a hobby.

40. Assisted finding next of kin for a deceased person.
41. Taught someone else how to find their roots.
42. Lost valuable genealogy data due to a computer crash or hard drive failure.
43. Been overwhelmed by available genealogy technology.
44. Know a cousin of the 4th degree or higher.
45. Disproved a family myth through research.
46. Got a family member to let you copy photos.
47. Used a digital camera to “copy” photos or records.
48. Translated a record from a foreign language. I use Google Translate for this.
49. Found an immigrant ancestor’s passenger arrival record.
50. Looked at census records on microfilm, not on the computer.
51. Used microfiche.

52. Visited the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
53. Visited more than one LDS Family History Center.
54. Visited a church or place of worship of one of your ancestors.
55. Taught a class in genealogy.
56. Traced ancestors back to the 18th Century.
57. Traced ancestors back to the 17th Century.

58. Traced ancestors back to the 16th Century.
59. Can name all of your great-great-grandparents.
60. Found an ancestor’s Social Security application.
61. Know how to determine a soundex code without the help of a computer.
62. Used Steve Morse’s One-Step searches.
63. Own a copy of Dressed for the Photographer, by Joan Severa.
64. Helped someone find an ancestor using records you had never used for your own research.
65. Visited the main National Archives building in Washington, DC.
66. Visited the Library of Congress.

67. Have an ancestor who came over on the the Ark and the Dove in 1633/1634.
68. Have an ancestor who fought in the Civil War.
69. Taken a photograph of an ancestor’s tombstone.

70. Became a member of the Association of Graveyard Rabbits.
71. Can read a church record in Latin.
72. Have an ancestor who changed their name.
73. Joined a Rootsweb mailing list.
74. Created a family website.
75. Have more than one "genealogy" blog - after a fashion...I think my cemetery blog probably counts.
76. Was overwhelmed by the amount of family information received from someone.
77. Have broken through at least one brick wall.

78. Visited the DAR Library in Washington D.C.
79. Borrowed a microfilm from the Family History Library through a local Family History Center.
80. Have done indexing for Family Search Indexing or another genealogy project.
81. Visited the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies in Little Rock.
82. Had an amazing serendipitous find of the "Psychic Roots" variety. See #16 above.
83. Have an ancestor who was a Patriot in the American Revolutionary War.

84. Have an ancestor who was a Loyalist in the American Revolutionary War.
85. Have both Patriot & Loyalist ancestors.
86. Have used Border Crossing records to locate an ancestor.
87. Use maps in my genealogy research.

88. Have a convict ancestor who was transported from the UK.
89. Found a secret family amongst the male ancestors.
90. Found a cousin in Australia (or other foreign country).
91. Consistently cite my sources.
92. Visited a foreign country (i.e. one I don't live in) in search of ancestors.
93. Can locate any document in my research files within a few minutes.

94. Have an ancestor who was married four times (or more).
95. Made a rubbing of an ancestors gravestone.
96. Organized a family reunion.
97. Published a family history book.
98. Learned of the death of a fairly close relative through research.
99. Have done the genealogy happy dance.
100. Messed up one genealogy document doing the genealogy happy dance about finding another.
101. Offended a family member with my research.
102. Reunited someone with precious family photos or artifacts.


Just a tad less than 63% - wonder if I can pull of some of the ones on my wish list in the next year?
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2011-09-14 07:36 pm

Those Places Thursday: Union Station, Little Rock, AR

Union Station
Then, 1905-1915
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Now
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Union Station used to be a very important part of transportation in Arkansas.

When I was a kid, my grandmother, Louise Herrington, took me for a ride on an Amtrak train. We only hit a couple of the whistle stops before going back to Arkadelphia, but I thought we were big stuff...