I have joined Gould’s ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ challenge. I can’t promise to participate for every letter (my track record for sticking with challenges is not good!) but I didn’t want to miss out on the fun. Here is my contribution for the letter D.
- The details that give us a picture of our ancestors – her black hair just beginning to turn grey, she wore a widow’s bonnet with a black veil.
- The details that are so hard to track down – when did James Bennett (1831-?) die? He was last seen in Avoca, Victoria, Australia in 1883. If anyone knows where he got to, please let me know…
- The details you can use to find more information – if you can’t find a name in online newspapers, try searching for a street address.
- The details you overlooked the first time around – that lead to new information. It pays to revisit your (d is for.. ) documents.
- The details you find – at last! And you do the genea-happy-(d is for.. ) dance!
- The details you pick over (or don’t) – entering every scrap of information in your (d is for.. ) database, getting source citations just so.
- The details you would forget – if you didn’t carry a copy of your database in your preferred electronic (d is for.. ) device!