Come! Share the Journey of Family Heritage Stories, Laced With Patterns of Living Throughout Generations of Time. We Are All A Remnant of A Rich Tapestry, Waiting to Be Rewoven Together.
Many of us find ourselves longing for a connection to something, or someone from the days we cannot touch; sometimes inspired by a photograph or a scrap of withering notation we found tucked away between the pages of a book in a long-forgotten trunk, or some emotion we cannot ignore. There seems to be a common thread that connects us all to the past; be it a name, an expression, or a geographical placement in this timeline we call mortality. Whatever it is that connects us, and draws our thoughts and hearts to one another, seems to be the passion that brings us to this blogging thing. My hope for any connection leads me to share with you some commonalities in blogging, daring to claim a place among the great writers; but if nothing more than my own journaling, it will be a tangible way for me to make sense of my own individuality, vulnerabilities, and emotions as I continue on this journey called life. I hope this blog may encourage and uplift.
Monday, August 20, 2012
A New Cousin! Thanks to the Net
It is because of the information that is so readily available, that we can connect with other researchers and further our work in less time than, say, about 15 years ago. I still have much to learn about the resources out there, and I can put a plug here for the upcoming 14th Annual Family History Day at the California State Archives 13 Oct 2012 (see details here http://fhdnewsline.blogspot.com/). I am looking forward to learning more about Genealogical Research. One of the classes I hope to attend is the Jewish Genealogy Research class. I just discovered last year that my husband's family name Haskel is Jewish, and I don't have a clue on how to research over the seas, much less Jewish Roots. His name is also said to be Russian or Polish. There will also be a class on Eastern Europe Research. Well, take a look at the website to see what you might be interested in if you happen to be in this area. If not, I hope when it happens in your area, you will have a chance to attend.
I am also attending a class at my local Family History Center on Self-Publishing through Lulu.com
So, much to do and much to learn, but I am accomplishing much because of the generosity of others in sharing their experiences and research.
The work moves on!