Monday, July 25, 2011

Follow up from Saturday's presentation

Well I made it! I did my Genealogy 101 presentation on Saturday at Farmington. Total number of people....18!

It doesn't sound like a lot but that was a good number because it allowed questions and discussion through out the presentation. This made it not feel like a lecture but something more personal. At least to me anyway!

Also, if we had gotten too many more people in there the room, would have started getting warm. And we know what happens in a warm/hot presentation room.....sleepy people!

I included a feedback form in their packets and got 12 of the 18 back. I have read through them and I think I have gotten some ideas for some new presentations that I could do. How exciting!

Lastly, probably the greatest thing that I can say about the presentation is that I didn't go over on my time!!!!! Yay!

Anyway, just wanted to let you all know how it went.

Hope you enjoyed, glad you stopped by and please come back again ;)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Family Sayings Sunday - pound of soap!

Ok, I have missed the last two Sundays but I will not miss today! {said with determination}

Today's saying has to do with a person's size.
aunt saying to my grandmother, "Is Deborah feeling ok? She looks like she's lost weight."
my grandmother to aunt, "I haven't heard her complaining about not feeling well. She can't afford to lose any weight, she's no bigger than a pound of soap anyway!"
I've always wondered how this saying got started. Were they originally talking about a baby and how small it was when it was born? Or maybe how big around someone's waist is?

I don't know but I do remember always thinking that it was meant as a compliment.

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GenSearchByDeb has a new website

For a while now, I have been doing client research on a referral basis. A couple of months ago, I started thinking about ways to increase my visibility outside the genealogical community.

From several sources I had heard about the website, as a very easy website creator and editor. I experienced designing and publishing websites from years ago. I won't say how long ago but let's just say I had to write the coding. :{ Since so much progress has been made with website design, I thought I would give it a try.

I have created the website, GenSearchByDeb. I truly welcome feedback, so please stop by and let me know what you think.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Genealogy 101 Presentation at Farmington Plantation by me

I'm going to be giving another Genealogy 101 Presentation at Farmington Plantation on Jul 23 2011. Here is what the flier looks like:

Back by popular demand!

Genealogy and Research Workshop
At Farmington Historic Plantation
Saturday July 23rd

Tickets $10.00

Hosted by Louisville Historian and Genealogist Deborah Andrew  

Call (502) 452-9920 to reserve your tickets today!
Space is extremely limited, so order yours today. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Diane N. Young
Program DirectorFarmington Historic Plantation
3033 Bardstown Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40205
(502) 452-9920
"Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you." - Wendell Berry

I think Diane might have over-sold me as a "Louisville Historian" but the Genealogist is definitely accurate. If anyone knows of someone that might be interested please pass it forward.

*note: after I published the post I realized that the tree graphic wasn't working right and had to do a work around....thus the odd white around the graphic. That's what I get for working on this at work on my lunch. :P

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thankful Thursday - has clear will images

I'm making a late Thankful Thursday post because I just ran across something that I am thankful here goes!

I was browsing the latest updates and additions when I ran across the Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927 images. Now, even though they are not indexed, they can be browsed. So I decided to browse.

Upon browsing, I ran across a will that I had gotten a copy of years ago from the archives. However, the copy that I have is barely readable due to all of the scratches on the microfilm.

But this is what I am thankful for on the website:

Crisp, clear, and totally readable! Thank You!

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sentimental Sunday - A mother's visit

My mother tends to come to my house about every two weeks or once a month to visit her grandchildren. The one thing I have learned over the years is to expect the unexpected from her. During her visits the subjects we cover are wide and ever changing.

One visit the topics are: Elvis, the kid's school, my job, why don't I have any pictures on my walls, Elvis and gotten leave. The next visit they are: how big the kids have gotten, Elvis, the weather, her sisters' health, Elvis and oh yeah Elvis.....have I ever mentioned that my mother is a HUGE Elvis Presley devotee? I haven't well she is!


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