My last posting was in June of 2011. It is now December. So, what happened in between posts?
I visited my Mother in August. She suffered from Alzheimer's and I could see that her health was not the same as it had been. She celebrated her 87th birthday in July.
I traveled to Springfield in September to meet up with other researchers at the Federation of Genealogical Societies annual conference. If you have never attended such a gathering, I suggest that you do. They have many opportunities to take classes, ask questions, meet others that may be researching similar records, and vendors galore.
October brought me to Sicily, on a trip to visit my maternal ancestors hometown. It was the second time that I had been there. This time I brought my husband with me. A very nice trip indeed.
I visited my Mother, after I had gotten a phone call from my sister, in November. Mom had a stroke in mid October and did not seem to be recovering very well. Unfortunately, she passed away on November 7th.
Putting together her memorial viewing, church services, burial and luncheon took up most of my time through mid November.
Returning to my hometown once again this month of December, enabled me to help with my Mother's estate papers and meet with relatives in a much more cheery atmosphere. However, I did take some time to do some research at the county library. Much more on this later.
2012 will be a much better year, for all of us, as I hope for peace and unity throughout the world. And to all of my fellow bloggers, a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year. May you keep writing your thoughts and sharing your knowledge. Peace to you all. Until next month.....when I will pick up where I left off, and discuss Marriage Records.