Saturday, October 29, 2011

Open Discussion Weekend - What Did You Do During Family History Month?

As Family History Month comes to a close, it's a good time to reflect on what we did to further our family history research or make contributions to the genealogy community. Here's a summary of some of the things that I did during October:

  • Attended a day long workshop and research opportunity at the Cass County (Nebraska) Historical Society Museum in Plattsmouth. Part 1   Part 2
  • Participated in the Family History Fair sponsored by the Lincoln-Lancaster County (Nebraska) Genealogical Society. I shared information on genealogy blogging and demonstrated the Flip-Pal scanner.
  • Attended the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society fall conference featuring Paul Milner.
  • Actively promoted the Nebraska Genea-Peeps group on Facebook. Join us!
  • Got caught up on the last few episodes of Geneabloggers Radio.
  • Continued organizing my genealogy digital files in my Dropbox folder.
  • Honored my Irish heritage by attending a concert by Celtic Thunder.
  • Renewed my subscription to
  • Purchased and installed Family Tree Maker 2012 and synched my family tree with
  • Bought a new desk chair for my genea-cave (with luck, it might get assembled this weekend!)
  • Discovered some images to go along with previously discovered records on
  • Discovered some cousins in the yearbook pages on
  • Corresponded with some people with common relatives via
  • Scanned family photos and documents
  • Visited the grave site of my 2nd great grandparents at Calvary Cemetery here in Lincoln. Sometimes I just have to go there for a few minutes to get centered and focused. It works.
  • Discovered confirmation of deaths in the newly posted Connecticut records database at
What were the highlights of YOUR family history month? Feel free to share your comments below.

1 comment:

  1. Once I started to think about it, I did more than I realized.
    Attended Heritage Quest Fall Seminar in Tacoma featuring Michael John Neill.
    Attended Seattle Genealogical Society's Fall Seminar on Military Records.
    Attended the monthly meeting of the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society, featuring Dave Thayler on researching tips for the 1790 - 1840 census.
    Joined Nebraska Genea-Peeps Group on Facebook.
    Listened to Genealbloggers Radio.
    Purchased and installed Family Tree Maker 2012 and synched my family tree with
    Was contacted by a distant cousin who found an old post of mine on the Jones Family Forum and we are now sharing pictures and documentation.
    Discovered location of my 2nd great grandfather's grave in the newly posted Connecticut records database at