Tuesday, May 22, 2018

From The Dust Of The Earth

Ed and I have been in Salt Lake City, Utah for almost a week now and have spent four days at The Family History Library

I've done some work on my family tree using what records I have, photos and documents from my maternal grandmother, and the internet.  But nothing compares to what the Genealogical Society of Utah has to offer.

They have the largest collection of its kind in the world and the staff is friendly and incredibly helpful.  And they're happy to do it.  They get excited for you when a lead pans out.  They are experienced and provide suggestions to make the process a little easier.

I've already made incredible progress, finding family members in Italy going back to the 1700s if what I've found can be verified.  Ed found family members going back even further than that!

I'm planning to spend as much time here as I can and hope to come back again as soon as possible.  I don't want too much time to pass before being able to nail down some of the stuff that I can verify with living family members.  There aren't a lot of them left.

So far I'm thrilled with what I've found and if I had to point out one negative thing I've noticed during my research is that a lot of my ancestors have died very early in life.

I guess I better hurry with the research.

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Full Service

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2015: Dark And Stormy Abilene
2014: Where The Rooms Have Angels
2013: Under All Is The Land
2012: Squinty Eyes? Check. Big Smile? Check. Ed, Happy? Check.
2011: The Last Great Italian
2010: That’s So Cherry
2009: Crouching Eddie Hidden Lamb Friday
2008: Help Me Understand
2007: Take Two Lattes And Call Me In The Morning
2006: It’s Never Too Late For A Good Sale
2005: The Original Goldfish

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