So I have to admit, I knew this was coming, but today, Ancestry.com made it official.
As of 24 April 2012, I am officially an Inventor, as declared by the United State Government!
Today is Poem In your Pocket day, a day that has been decreed so by Poets.org. April is National Poetry month, and in honor of that Poets.org has declared that today is poetry in your pocket day. They state:
One of my stated goals this year was to work on improving my source citations in my Family tree. Part of the reason that I find genealogy interesting, is that it is very much about the details.
So today is the day, after a 72 year wait the 1940 Census is here. It’s a big day for a lot of genealogists around the country (and perhaps world) because today at 9:00 am the 1940 US Census is made public. It is my understanding that this is the first time that the census is being released on day 1 as digital images. Previous releases were done using microfilm.
Great news for those of us out there that are always on the lookout for new source material. After reading a post over on Dick Eastman’s blog, I learned that the familysearch.org website has announced that they have digitized over 40,000 family history books, and posted them online. Here is what the Familyhistory website has to say:
One of my ancestors is Frederick Hoffman. Frederick died on this day 123 years ago. On February 25th, 1889 in Indiana Frederick Hoffman died sudden and unexpectedly.
I have been interested in my families’ genealogy for around 10 years now. I remember that my first real start was in the summer of 2002, when my uncle Phil gave me some of the research he had done on the family. I looked at the info that he gave me, and then set it aside. I did not really get started on doing some real research until about 6 years ago.
Every year I set a few goals for the year, and often time, goals about my family tree are in the works. In the past I have been more concerned about "growing" the tree based on the number of individuals alone, but this year I am also looking to improve the "Quality" of the tree, by increasing the number and use of sources in the tree. Previously, it was easy to discern if I had met my goal, just record the number of Individuals that I had before the year started, and compare to the number I have at the end of the year.
Some of you may know that I am an active member of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR). To be a member you must be able to prove direct descent from an individual that either fought for or in some other manner supported the American cause in the Revolutionary War. I became an approved member on April 12, 2008.