First off, let me preface this by asking that whoever has been regularly Googling my grandfather's name contact me. Seriously, every time I check my stats I see that you(s?) landed on this blog again and again by searching for him. This has been going on for a long while and it is starting to get a little creepy. I really hope that you aren't just ripping off everything I've posted on the family but given the fact that you have never tried to contact me, that is the conclusion I'm left with. So, please contact me and prove me wrong. Thanks.
(This applies to everyone else who has landed on this blog by Googling a recent shared ancestor and not contacted me - and I know there have been a lot of you. It is a huge pet peeve and really not cool so knock it off.)
Back to our regularly scheduled program...
Well October was a bust! I started off great but after the Expo ended the real world caught up with me and genealogy research went on the back burner for the most part. Since October was such a lackluster month, I'm just rolling over those goals into November.
One thing I did do was get the copies of the DAR applications I had on my October to-dos. All I can say is wowee! I wasn't too excited about getting them because they are so old and from long before the DAR adopted the strict documentation standards they have now. To my surprise these two older applications turned out to be very well sourced, even better sourced than the previous copy I got from a 1986 application.
Speaking of ordering copies of previous verified applications to the DAR, did you know you can now locate, buy and read them in a matter or minutes? I have to give major kudos to the DAR for making this possible as I know it must have been no small feat digitizing the applications and making this whole thing possible. Check it out if you haven't already.
I'd also like to get back to work on the Berger book I am writing for my grandmother. I'd like to give it to her at Christmas but am so far behind, I worry I'll be able to meet that goal. I plan on offering a free electronic version to any relatives interested but will give my grandmother a hard copy and would like to make that an option for everyone. Does anyone out there have any knowledge/experience when it comes to self publishing? I've used Blurb and like it a lot but I'd like to know more about the other options (like Lulu) before I commit.