Saturday, March 7, 2009

Saturday Night Fun - True Confessions of a Genealogy Junky

This is from Geneamusing Blog by Randy Seaver. It's almost Saturday Night here in the West. Let's have a little fun before we go to bed or wherever in the morning. We must be Genealogy Junkies, right (after all, many of you come back every Saturday Night!). How about a True Confessions time, genealogy style?

The assignment: Answer these questions about your genealogy life :

1. When did you start genealogy research? 1991

2. Why did you start doing research? We had a family reunion of the Hansen family and my sister and I wanted to know more about our family.

3. What was your first big success in research? Finding my Irish great grandmother's maiden name (Vanderpool, not really Irish it is Dutch, and on that side of my family I have Irish, Scotch-Irish, Dutch, English and German)

4. What is your biggest genealogy regret? Sending my complete GEDCOM to the Edward Doty society, it ended up on the internet a few months later with all my living relatives listed.

5. What are you best known for in the genealogy world? Being the EWGS research expert.

6. What is your professional status in genealogy? Not certified or registered, but still have done a lot of local research, so probably know the local records pretty well.

7. What is your biggest genealogy achievement? Indexing records for the local and state libraries and the Digital Archives at Cheney.

8. What is the most FUN you've had doing genealogy? Helping others with local research

9. What is your favorite genealogy how-to book? Not really a how to book, but a set of books on local people. The Family Records of Washington Pioneers by the DAR

10. What notable genealogist would you like to meet someday? Charles Morton Hansen When I first received the index for the articles in the NEHGS quarterlies, I found an author Charles M. Hansen of one of the articles, later found his middle name was Morton not Michael like my middle name.

There you are - talk about yourself for a change! Go forth and blog about your True Confessions of a Genealogy Junkie! Or write a comment to this post.

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