It’s been a tiring week and it’s just getting revved up here. This thing about source citations. Someone posted a link to The Genealogy Police on their big important genealogy blog and it’s sending a stream of new traffic over here. At the other end, some little fella has grouped me in his ‘social history research’ experiment as someone who doesn’t care about sourcing. He obviously hasn’t seen my blog before. Hey, Harold, ever heard of MRIN Filing? Maybe IPTC?
Having spent a few years studying marketing, I know the purpose of being online at all is to get as much attention as possible. But, for some reason, I’m not real gung-ho about it. Hence, I still don’t have a Facebook account. And being caught in the middle of a war-zone makes me sleepy. It’s not like, “Hey, JL, get your sword, it’s time to go into battle!” No, I just get in a mood to crawl into a dark corner and sleep for a long time.
As y’all who have been around here for awhile know, this is a pretty laid-back low-tech place to hang out. It’s just me, my pajamas, photos, paper, scanner, erasers. I’ve had my moments but I’m not terribly obsessive about it all. OK, I’m a little bit obsessive when it comes to old photographs. I’ve got a pretty good overall view of my ancestors by now, except for a couple of seemingly insurmountable brick walls on my mother’s side.
From a very early age I heard that I was part Cherokee. I’ve never been able to prove that and I’m hoping that the new FamilySearch integration will help me out. Maybe there’s a cousin somewhere who’s quietly working away but isn’t online yet and might be enticed to come out. I’m not in a position health-wise or financially to go up and down the East Coast looking for myself.
Just the other day I found out that Hildreth Meiere is a cousin of mine. Living in Canada most of my life, this is how I learn U.S. history. I’d never even heard of Hildreth til she showed up as a cousin. So, that’s how it goes. Wow! Look! Surprise! I love it when I find out I’m related to someone who can be found in Wikipedia. Here you go on a silver platter …
Of course I will add source citations to her. I mean, I wouldn’t think of doing otherwise.