Sunday, 2 June 2013

Back to work

It's been a quiet ten months on here but I am now ready to return. I have just finished the penultimate year of my degree, hence the lack of activity, but I now have a free four months with which I hope to make some more in roads.

Summer 2013 To-Do List:

  1. Upload all the info I have to WikiTree.
    I like the fact it is free but also easy to manipulate. I do not want to just upload a GEDCOM; I want to make sure it is done correctly which will take some time but I think it will be worth it. Also hopefully I will meet some other distant relatives.
  2. Put together a document with all the Elders research I have.
    My Grandad's brother is not very well, so I would like to put something together to take and show him.
  3. Cowton name study.
    I would still like to take a look at this, and recording all the names will be quite relaxing and require less thoughts than my research!
  4. Investigate the Whittaker side.
    It would interest my Gran so I'd like to take a look.
This year has been hard due to losing my Grandad last October. Whilst the loss of my first Grandad kick-started my family history research, the loss of my second has given me a drive to do more within my community and 'give back'. This summer is the last summer I will have before I graduate so I need to work out what I want to do with my life. Hopefully some of my ancestors can help point me in the right direction!


  1. Happy Blogiversary!!

    Regards, Grant

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