While most of America is out Christmas shopping today, getting the earlybird specials at countless retail emporiums coast-to-coast, I’ll be standing in front of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City waiting for the doors to open at 8 AM.
Thanksgiving weekend is my traditional Fall Research Getaway. For me, Friday is a paid holiday from work, and so I have the chance to squeeze in two quick days at the Family History Library before returning to the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday.
I fully expect the library to be empty. Missionaries, volunteers, and paid staff will be actively looking for people to assist, and the photocopiers and scanners will be largely idle. An ideal environment in which to work.
This year, I wasn’t able to prepare a research agenda as well as I usually do, but I’ll be searching Sicilian records and Irish records for friends, and I’ll spend some time looking at Polish records for my ancestors, too. One other goal is to search for some of the Quebec census records for the ancestors of my Godmother, ancestors for whom I’ve already found records in the Drouin Collection.
Since it’s getting late here in Salt Lake City, I’d better concentrate on getting some quality sleep. I have a 12-hour research day in store for me on Friday!
Copyright © 2007 by Stephen J. Danko