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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (December 11): 12/11/17
While our family was up visiting, my mother in law started talking about some old family photos she and her brother had found. They have been working on trying to put names to faces and build a family tree but my mother in law isn't satisfied with the results they've gotten. My great uncle has been managing a family tree through a website — and our library also offers (albeit limited) access to that same site. I blithely volunteered to poke around the site to see if I could find some better info.
I ended up upgrading my membership so I could become the manager of the Sammis family tree. Her side of the family has been very tricky. While the records offered through the family tree site have been helpful, I've also had to rely on digitized old phone books and the marriage records offered by the Denver Public Library. In the process I ended up finding three American born younger siblings of my husband's great grandfather!
What I read:
What I'm reading:
Comment #1: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 01:05:39
I really enjoyed Not a Sound, hope you did too. Lots of interesting looking books.
Comment #2: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 21:23:00
I did too, although I had to rush through it. I only three days to read it before it was due back at the library. IT got lost in my pile of Cybils books.
Comment #3: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 04:45:04
I've been doing my family tree too on and off for years. This Christmas we're having the family over to go through photos. I'm looking forward to it. Hope you have success searching.
Comment #4: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 21:25:00
We'll be working together on it over new years. I hope she brings photos.
Comment #5: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 08:10:23
Good luck with the family tree. That coffee book caught my eye.
Comment #6: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 21:27:00
The Coffee Book has been on my wishlist for a while. I was fortunate to be able to find a copy through interlibrary loan.
Comment #7: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 09:45:23
I loved Not a Sound...and I'm curious about the cozies on your stack.
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Comment #8: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 21:30:00
I also enjoyed Mot a Sound. I've now gone through all the Book Town mysteries in audio form that I can get through my library. I'll need to buy most recent two if I want to continue reading the series in audiobook format.
Comment #9: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 11:42:20
Working on a family tree sounds fascinating. I've always regretted not asking my older relatives about family before they passed away. Now there is no one left to ask. Come see my week here. Happy reading!
Comment #10: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 21:33:00
Even when families do talk, the information isn't always easy to find. Family stories I thought I knew end up being wrong. A grandmother I thought was born in Mexico ends up being born in Indiana. A great grandmother I never thought was anywhere near Mexico, ends up from there. It's fascinating and sometimes frustrating.
Comment #11: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 21:31:35
It's often fascinating when you dig through genealogy, my family on my mom's side did a pretty exhaustive review and I learned a lot of stuff about my family!
Speed of Life looks fun, and so does Family Game Night.
Comment #12: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 21:37:00
My grandmother's brother has done their part of the family tree, exhaustively. But he's ignored all the other branches. So I'm working on my father's tree, my step-father's tree, and my husband's tree. My husband's tree is the most difficult but the one that motivated me to start this project.
Comment #13: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 21:41:46
A cousin of mine started our family tree and I have discovered relations all around the globe.
Comment #14: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 21:41:00
I've been finding some interesting family connections too.
Comment #15: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 23:48:39
A really great collection of books you're working on! I'd love to read The Coffee Book. ;-) Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Comment #16: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 21:41:00
I've been wanting to read the Coffee Book for a while. I found a copy via interlibrary loan.
Comment #17: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 01:28:57
Patina looks fun! But I have to catch up and read Ghost first, looks like. Great books you have here! Awesome.
Comment #18: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 21:56:00
Patina is good so far. I hope to finish it by this weekend.
Comment #19: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 08:57:53
Good luck with the family tree... what an exciting project! You had a great reading week, too.
Comment #20: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 21:05:00
The family tree is very addictive. There are 769 names in there now. I'm not sure how far back or how far out I'll manage to go.
Comment #21: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 19:27:30
Building a family tree sounds like such fun and interesting. Hope you have a great week!
Comment #22: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 21:12:00
The family tree is time consuming and addictive.
Comment #23: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 23:31:20
What have you thought of the Vonnegut book so far?
Comment #24: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 21:16:00
I'm enjoying it. I usually do enjoy his books. Once Cybils are done, I'll have a chance to finish it.