My daughter Shannon and I are heading to the Family History Library in Salt Lake in just 47 days. I have so much to do before we go. I'm hoping my body will cooperate and let me get some genealogy done. My plan is to get in at least an hour a day, maybe a couple more on the weekend and on my non-duty days. I had a stack of printouts that need to be analyzed and entered into my database, so I hole punched them and put them into a binder by surnames. I figured that would be easier to manage than stacks. In fact I set up two binders, one for surnames and one by locations and genealogy websites that included research aids.
I finally felt well enough to do a little genealogy. My Cleff line has to wait until I get to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, so I've been looking at my Seidelmann line. The Seidelmann's came over in the mid- to late-1850s. Although I did not spend much time researching today, I found the parents of Magdalena Sauer (John's mother, she's my great-great grandmother) by looking at each of his siblings. I am still looking for the family's place of origination and their immigration information.
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Author - Dr. Kathryn M. Watts
I live in Orange, California with my husband Bill, and my service dog Timber. Genealogy is one of my favorite past times.