I am posting what I hope is the first of many Genealogy Travel Post. Before I leave for my 6 day genealogy research trip, I wanted to do some preparing.
I mapquested all my destinations,
verified days and hours open,
reviewed catalogues of the libraries and museums I wish to visit.
I have outlined the documents I want to obtain.
I will be traveling to Silicon Valley next week.
I plan to visit
Martin Luther King Libraries, California Room, Fifth floor,
Santa Clara Heritage Plaza Library,
Sunnyvale Library on Pastoria,
Sunnyvale Historical Society Room at the Old Murphy Building on California street. Superior Courts San Jose and Santa Clara,
The old County Hospital.
Napa Cemetary and hospital
I am hoping the days and hours posted on their websites are current.
I plan to stop by to see old friends and see if they have old photos that I will be able to duplicate.
I plan to take photos: (need to add to list camera and battery charger)
of the old neighborhood.
previous residents of direct relatives
and old friends.
I have made my plans. My plans may not be followed completely. Yet I think it is a good ideal to try to plan an effective and efficient trip to be as genealogically productive as possible.
Of course I need to factor in my possible obstacles,
wanting to visit with friends too long
long lunch and dinner dates
Wish me luck,