Saturday, December 6, 2008

A variety of things

I have not researched as much as I would like recently, because I've been working on the next issue of the Bartlett Society's newsletter, working on the upcoming issue of The Beltane Papers, and also still working on transferring my genealogy file from Family Tree Maker to Legacy (which I'm not doing by transferring the GEDCOM, but rather doing it from scratch, person by person, so I can cite my sources better). Also, NEHGS work takes a small chunk out of each day. I'm trying to finish my current project before the end of the year (but it is a confusing project!).

In addition, we moved on October 1 and my father had surgery on October 16. He went back into the hospital twice due to complications. Hubby left for Korea on November 6, and will be there for one year. It has been one heck of a crazy 6 weeks or so!

And then there's homeschooling my son and the other little things that have come up from day to day (including a major decision). Suffice it to say, life has been keeping me busy!

Tonight, to relax, I am working on my uncle's genealogy. I've been working on it for many months. My uncle (married to my dad's sister) has an interesting ancestry. His family came from Newfoundland. This was new territory for me. I'm constantly researching in Nova Scotia (for my Griswold, Murphy, and associated families) and New Brunswick (for my husband's Hawksley and Goodwin families), but Newfoundland?

The Walsh family came to Brockton, Massachusetts in the late 1890's. I used the census and vital records to put together the family tree between roughly 1890 and the 1940's.

Before that, they were at Colliers, which is part of the Harbor Main district of Conception Bay in Newfoundland. Researching back beyond Thomas Walsh and Johanna McDonald (married 24 November 1866 in Newfoundland) is the tricky part. I'm not sure if Thomas and Johanna were born in Newfoundland or Ireland. I'm working on trying to find their siblings and learning more about their children to round out my research for my uncle.

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