Monday, January 23, 2012

Before Computers....

I "met" a lovely woman recently by phone.  A mutual friend introduced us. She is in her 90's and has been a genealogist for many years. She's even written books on her family history.

All her research has been done without the computer.

She's spent many hours in archives and in courthouses.

She's spent many hours on the road.

She's met many people along the way.

She's come face to face with her ancestors when just stopping to ask for directions. (That was an amazing story!)

I'm inspired.  I'm getting out from in front of my computer and planning my next on-site courthouse research.

It's time to get dusty again.

How about you?


  1. Lisa:

    I agree! While I love the convenience of researching from the comfort of my home there is NOTHING like touching and holding an actual document from the archives or the courthouse!


  2. As soon as I can save my pennies up for my next road trip, I'm outta here!

  3. I hear you, Greta! I am fortunate my ancestors did not migrate far. Most of those I currently research are easy day trips.


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