Sunday, October 14, 2012

Some Genealogical Kindness, a Bit of Thievery, and a Baby Giraffe

I know, the blog has been quiet for the past week.  In addition to that pesky day job, I've been pretty busy cleaning up after the break-in and trying to keep up with the lessons for my NGS Home Study Course.

An Update
So far I've submitted my first two lessons and I'm working on my third.  I figure if I average about 3 weeks per lesson, I'll be finished within a year.  I'm not resting on my laurels though -- I just know that the further into the lessons I get, the harder they will be and the longer they will take.

Some Genealogical Kindness
In the mail this week, I received a copy of my great grandparents' marriage license/certificate and a copy of their marriage application from the Posey County Clerk's Office.  I was fortunate enough to meet Connie, one of the genealogists on-staff at the Clerk's Office, while I was in Birmingham for the FGS conference in August.  She has gone above and beyond the call of duty trying to get information for me about my Crowe family.  I can't wait until next year when I stop in Evansville/Mt. Vernon to visit Connie on my way to Ft. Wayne!

A Bit of Thievery
I totally stole this idea for an Ancestor Blogging Jar from Marion at A Couple of Whiles.  I plan to use this when I can't seem to think of anything for the blog.  If nothing else, it will help me get to know my ancestors.
Baby Giraffe
Incidentally, (thanks to my cousin) I've also become obsessed with watching the impending delivery of a baby giraffe - the offspring of Autumn and Walter, two Masai giraffes - at the Greenville Zoo in South Carolina.  I started watching her on Thursday night, and she still hasn't had that baby.  You'd think after 15 months, she would just get it over with.  I have discovered a lot of information that I never knew about giraffes though, so at least I'm learning something, right?

Do we share any ancestors?
Please email me at lostancestors [at] gmail [dot] com


Family Historian said...

Wow! You work fast. Enjoy the jar. Thanks for passing it on.

Jenny Lanctot said...

That's how great of an idea it was! I just chose 5 generations of ancestors and siblings in my tree program - then weeded out folks who were still living and folks I had already written about and printed those names on some colored paper. Add a multi-sheet paper cutter and voila! About 150-ish dead relatives ... done :)

Debi Austen said...

Giraffes are my favorite animal - thanks for this link! She's starting her own family tree :-)

Jenny Lanctot said...

You're right Debi! I think she'll have some difficulty when she gets her line back to the homeland though -- I hear the documentation is pretty much nonexistent :)

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