Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tombstone Territory

I have been hanging out in Oak Grove Cemetery a lot lately.  We buried my parents' ashes there last month, on my grandmother's grave.  I've been back to photograph a couple of times.

Since one of my research goals is to thoroughly annotate my great great grandfather,  John Jay Johns',  journal, the cemetery is a good reference to who was living in St. Charles at the time.

When I walk around in Oak Grove, I recognize names everywhere.  Sometimes it seems like I am related to everyone there, however distantly.  It's not true, of course, but I see names everywhere I recognize.  I suspect that the names I recognize were mostly Presbyterians.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Brain wave

I had a brainwave this week -- find Gauss descendants on Facebook.  Of course, I don't think everyone does Facebook, or even computers, but some people do.  It has been a resounding success.  Not only have I found some people, but they have been really interested!  I started a group on Facebook, Gauss' Children.  I have been posting there, but it occurred to me that I would like to write somewhat longer pieces on individual descendants, in a more permanent form, so I decided to revive this blog, which has been languishing.  Hopefully, I will be able to post an article and still keep up with everything else!

Dodger in a quiet moment.
On another note, we acquired a Boston terrier puppy about a month ago.  The vet says his nose is too long for a BT, so he might have a bit of something else.  To my mind, it's all to the good -- he can breathe.  He is absolutely manic.  Sometimes I wonder if this has been a good idea -- I may be more of a cat person than even I thought -- but he sure is cute.  We named him Dodger, as one of our cats is Oliver.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Too many ideas

I am finding myself plagued by my usual condition -- more ideas than time or energy.  My web site has gotten huge.  Unfortunately, I haven't done any scanning or transcribing in...well I think it is up to years.  There is just so much supporting data.  And, I am, of course, distracted by my geekiness -- more ideas.  At the moment, I am building forms for death certificates and grave markers. In the end, it saves time; at least I don't have too many of either -- yet.  And it will be a great help if anyone decides to help me.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

New Skin

I have been working on a new skin for my site -- I have gotten it set up for the wiki -- now on to the TNG (The Next Generation) genealogy part.