Showing posts with label Missouri. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Missouri. Show all posts

Monday, May 18, 2009

Day One at the Library


We have finished Day One at the Family History Library at Salt Lake City.  What fun!  We lined up with the rest a little before 8 a.m. to get in the building.  Then we both found readers side by side on the second floor so we could use the US and Canadian microfilm.  

Eventually we found some "goodies" in the microfilm.  I discovered that my late husband's ancestors in Nodaway County, Missouri were gamblers.  They persistently paid fines of $10 each at one court term after another.  Guess they just liked to gamble and pay their "dues."  

You Go Girl #2 was confronted with many intermarriages within the Godfrey, Corson, Young and Townsend families in Cape May Co., New Jersey.  She is learning about indirect and direct evidence and what information is better than the next.  It's all a great learning experience.  She also was thrilled when she opened a book, looked down and found the marriage record that she needed to find.  That's luck when you don't even have to use an index! Some call it serendipity.  

The library closes at 5 p.m. on Mondays, so we had to leave.  For the first day we accomplished a good deal and hope to do more tomorrow.  Sweet dreams and we'll see you tomorrow! 

You Go Genealogy Girl #1 --- Ruby

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