Saturday, May 11, 2013

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: May 11, 2013

Randy, at GeneaMusings, has given us this Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge:

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

1) What genealogy fun have you had this week?  What is your genealogy highlight of the week?  It could be attending the NGS conference, it could be finding a new ancestor, or it could be reading a new genealogy book, or anything else that you have enjoyed.

2)  Tell us about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a comment to this post, or in a Google Plus or Facebook post.


I had two delightful experiences in my genealogical pursuits this week. 

1. The first one happened at my daytime job, at our local public library. I was able to assist a couple from out of state in learning more about their ancestor, who was once an elected official. We found the person's burial record in a nearby Erie County Cemetery, and we found a biographical sketch of their ancestor  in a local history book that covers Erie County elected officials, entitled  ELECTED TO SERVE ERIE COUNTY ,1838-2003. It was fun to help new patrons get to know our Erie County resources here at the library.

2. The second highlight of the week was the weather! I was able to take several photographs at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. Being an absolute amateur photographer, I was very happy that the somewhat cloudy, but warm, weather in northern Ohio allowed for digital pictures to be taken without those pesky shadows.

Thanks, Randy, for another round of Saturday Night Genealogy Fun!

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