I’ve opted for
for now – at least until I hit the brick wall that’s bound to be there.
My focus had been on
for my ancestors and on Bohemia
for my children’s paternal ancestors. Bohemia
is a tough nut to crack if you have no idea where to look for ancestral
villages. I’d done some research on
their paternal grandmother’s ancestors in Maine
(as noted in my blog post of Jan 13,
2013), but put that aside to concentrate on the more difficult Bohemia
connection. I figured the Maine
part would be easier so I’d save that as a reward for my first Bohemia
success. It’s a long wait. Who knows if I’ll ever get anywhere there.
Then I mentioned to my son that one of his ancestors from Maine had fought in the Revolutionary War. That really sparked his interest which, in turn, has motivated me to give the
quest a rest for a while and dig into the Maine
Like most, the typical response I get from family when I talk about genealogy is: “That’s nice”. So his interest is a BIG deal.
I’m fortunate that the Indian River County Library has an outstanding genealogy department. Because of our seasonal snowbird population, we seem to have much more interest in the northeastern part of the
than in Florida. (Like California,
most folks here are from someplace else. It’s always surprising to find a
native Floridian who is older than 30.)
The collection about Maine
is huge including vital records for every county and many cities. And I’m looking at online resources I hadn’t
used before now.
It’s always fun to start off on a new tangent. Finding new information is great fun. Even finding earlier mistakes is fun because it means progress. And there are new problems to solve. In my earlier post I asked: Just how many Solomon Rose’s can there be? At least four in
It turns out that Solomon Jr. is really the third. The fourth Solomon broke the chain but started a new one when his son John set in motion a string of Johns who begat more Johns. Got to try to keep them straight. Who’s on first?
In the meantime, I’m rereading microfilms from Polish churches in order to make digital copies that I can make somewhat readable so that I can work at making connections. Keeps me off the street.