Thursday, March 22, 2007

Thursday, 22 March 2007

A beautiful day in Hawaii as spring starts. The tide is so low this month that it's very inviting to walk out in the sandy shallows of the bay and see what one can see. But I've been busy - I've booked my trip to China, Tibet and Cambodia for September/October, and also purchased two airline tickets for this summer - one to Tucson and another from Tucson to Ft Wayne, Indiana. At Ft. Wayne I will attend the Federation of Genealogical Societies annual conference. It will be the first time I've attended this conference and really wanted to go there because the convention center is next to the Allen County Library where I can do quite of bit of genealogical research. The Allen County Library is the home of PERSI, which is the big collection of genealogical periodicals, and produces the index that goes with these periodicals. Who knows what old county magazines or historical society journals I can find my family in? I've already looked through the index (via my Hawaii State Library card from home on the Internet) and noted ten or more articles having to do with Madison Lake, Minnesota, where my great-grandparents Blanding lived just before the turn of the century (1900). I visited Madison Lake in 2002 and many of the old buildings are still there from when it was a booming vacation resort over a hundred years ago. My grandmother was born there.

Last night I added my Hague Family History Site to It shows my direct Hague and Wallace ancestors with their photographs. Also included are the Thornburgs, Ells, Squier and Polson ancestors. These are from my father's side who was born in Des Moines, Iowa. It is easy to include source information as's search engine lays them out for you to include in the your Site if you want.

I have finally finished listening to all of the weekly "" podcasts. They started in September 2005, so that was quite a bit of listening to do since Christmas when I got my iPod. Now to catch up on some of the other genealogy podcasts.

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