This week I have not been very involved with my own family genealogy. I started classes again this week, so during the week I am very busy with them. However, this weekend, I did spend some time working on various genealogy related projects.
On Saturday, I worked some more on a resource I’m putting together on historical newspapers. Since it is slow going, there’s not much to say about it at this point except that I’m trying to figure out the best approach. I will share more as I get my ideas more fully developed because I would love input form everyone.
Last night I worked on the Vanderbilt family genealogy some for my Vanderiblt Family Genealogy site. They are always interesting.
Earlier this week, I went to a local used bookstore and while there picked up a couple of good gems I think. One of them was a book from the Images of America series about Chattanooga. I love these books, but I lament the fact that they don’t have indexes. For the ones that I have so far, they have been indexed by Google, so I can just search them. However, this one on Chattanooga is not included in Google, so today I created an index. In light of this, I went ahead and created a Special Projects tab on my blog to house things such as this that I work on. I am using Scribd to house a PDF version of the index and I plan to share it with the Hamilton County TNGenWeb coordinator and on the listserv. I hope Chattanooga area researchers will find it of use.
Oh, and thanks to Denise’ s post on Jing, I downloaded that today and tried it out some. I like it so far and it meets a need I have sometimes for easy ways to highlight screenshots. Thanks Denise.
That’s been my week. Now, one of my cousins will be in town this week, so I will see her and maybe we can talk genealogy more and talk about family history!