"If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance"
-George Bernard Shaw

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hands Around the Library

Here is some news coverage and a poll about the Hands around the library and the concerns over cutting the Michigan Library.


Click on the library tab under the main header of the page!

There are some powerful message from both reports!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Home Sweet Home

So we're home and we've survived our camping/family reunion weekend. Although we had really bad wind during the family reunion and it was freezing cold and there was only a small turn out it was nice to see everyone that was there...and of course the food was good as always.
We ended up leaving late last night because of sore backs and other things and slept in our own beds last night....boy was it every nice to sleep in my own bed.

As for my research...I visited my GGrandpa's brother and his wife's grave site. I also took my family and we visited the old family farm...actually it was more of a drive by and check it out. Beyond that my weekend turned into a nonresearch weekend. It is difficult when you are only there for a weekend and that the places you need to go are only opened for limited hours-of course the hours that I wasn't there. The good news is that Cadillac is only about an hour drive from where we live and it won't be hard for me to plan a day trip there.

Happy Hunting.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Family Reunion Weekend Day 1

Well we survived day 1 of our camping trip. The drive here was uneventful and we have a cute little Mini Cabin the overlooks Lake Cadillac in Mitchell State Park. Last night my mom and I had to make a Wal-Mart run for supplies that we forgot or came up needing. My daughter broke her sandel, but all is well. Hotdogs for dinner and a few misc activites....no research yet.
I did get information on the local genealogy collection holding and it looks like Monday I will be spending some time over there. That is the hard thing with genealogy having limited hours on the collections.
I will have to make a trip back here sometime this summer to spend a day at the Family History Center to do research there as well. Fortunately Cadillac is only about an hour drive from where I live.
It looks as now the weather is going to take a change on us and we are going to see some rain soon. Thankfully we are not in a tent!

Happy Hunting!