Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Focusing on Brick Walls & Sources

My research has been going on for almost two decades, with the most dedicated attention given in the last eight years since my son was born.  As far as simply "filling in the blanks" on names and dates, there is very little of that left to be done.

Now is the time to focus on brick walls and obtaining vital records to verify parentage in some cases, verifying dates.  Most of my brick walls are in Canada.  My own personal ones are in Nova Scotia, Italy and England.  My (soon-to-be-ex) husband's are in Quebec and New Brunswick.

There is plenty to research!  The challenge is getting to those places, as I believe on-site research is now essential at this point.  Research in England and Italy are my goals over the next few years.  At the moment, I am preparing for my move back to the U.S., my husband's move to Germany, and then I will have a chance to begin creating a to-do list for European research!


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Friday, September 3, 2010

Unscheduled typhoon & scheduled mini-break

Typhoon Kompasu took out our power yesterday. We've been without it for 36 hours and counting (wooo hooo!).


On top of that, I have plans for a mini-break with friends this weekend up in Seoul. I'll catch up when I get home (and hopefully there will be electricity, permitting me to do just that!).



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