It's Saturday and time for another Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge from Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings:Your mission, if you decide to accept it, is to:
1) Answer the question: How did I advance my genealogy research today? [Or, this past week? Or this past month?]
2) Answer the question: How did I advance my genealogy education today? [Or past week? or past month?]
3) Share your answers on your own blog post, on a comment to this post, or on a Facebook status or comment on this note on Facebook.
Today I would have to call Aunt Ida Elizabeth Dearman day. I advanced my research by adding more to the life of Ida E. Dearman. Ida was my Great grandmother's more frail sister. The woman, my mother was named after, was a double aunt to my mother. Ida and Lulu married brothers Henry and John Cook. Trellis a dear cousin of my mother was raised by my grandmother along with Alta's younger brothers (Uncle Lloyd who always hung around with Uncle Bert). As a child I was often confused regarding this family.
The reason Aunt Ida came up is because I met a new cousin Chad from Texas, Chad is trying to piece the Dearman family together. And it is through Henry and Ida he is descended. Once I explained two sisters Ida and Lulu married brothers Henry and John Cook. His email of OHHHHHHHHHHH! that explains a lot, reminded me when a double cousin from Texas explained it to me. I need to try to get ahold of that lovely lady that I have lost contact. Some how over the last 20 years we have lost contact.
This week I advanced my knowledge of metes and bounds, rods and chains thanks to a presentation by Myrna Goodwin at our monthly general meeting in Chula Vista, California. I knew it was a set of measurements from the past but Myrna Goodwin gave an excellent explanation complete with the actual conversions, numbers and photograph of the instruments of survey so many years ago.
I participate in some genealogy challenges in this blog format in an effort to share with my family just a glimpse of the "fun" that goes into understanding the families that lived, and combined to make our family as we know each other today.