I am working on a few research projects right now, most that require waaaaiiiiiiiiting.
First, I am working on my genealogy certification. So updates will be far sparser than you readers are used to seeing (although I am certain you have probably noticed this already).
Second, I am waiting on some records I ordered. As soon as I get them in my hot little hands I will share them!
Third, I am awaiting information on ordering records I need for Beyond the Indian Rolls. I can’t really update that blog until I have them, so hopefully I can do that soon!
Fourth, I am awaiting confirmation concerning an application I sent to a lineage society, and will update as soon as I hear back from them.
Fifth, I FINALLY got the information in the mail to my cousin Carrie in order for her to enroll in Cherokee Nation. It only took FOREVER for me to get it all printed out. In all honesty, it didn’t take that long. However, I tend to be like the dogs from the movie Up. Whenever I start researching someth- OH LOOK! A SQUIRREL! It’s a vicious cycle that most genealogists understand. The humorous thing is that as I am typing this out, all I can think about it how even though I may be waiting on records so I can update a specific family on Beyond the Indian Rolls, I could just start writing about Carrie’s 4th and 5th great-grandparents (there is A LOT written about them, and not just family lore…actual documents held in actual repositories).
Sixth, and last, yesterday FamilySearch announced on the Facebook page that “in celebration of Family History Month, FamilySearch and GenealogyBank announced today an agreement to make over a billion records from historical obituaries searchable online.” If you want to be involved in this (I am! I have my indexing window open right now, I just decided to take a momentary break to update y’all) you can just go to this link HERE and get started. The obits are an intermediate project, so if you haven’t done it before you might want to start by indexing beginner records. While they may not be as fun (sometimes), they are definitely important. Plus you never know…you might index one of your ancestors!