Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pick yourself up. Brush yourself off. Start all over, again!

That's exactly what I am doing, since the beginning of my endeavors in the world of blogging. A move, new job, computer crash...on and on. It sure didn't leave much room for research or blogging. Add to that, changes to the blogging set-up. But, I'm still, I'm full of songs, today. Did you get the reference to the Ginger Rodgers / Fred Astaire song? And, who can forget Shirley MacLaine - I'm still here?!

Today, I took my first trip to a Family History Center, hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) Church, in Stafford, Virginia. They were so kind and I intend to discuss that experience and what one can find when going to his or her local center, in a future post. My trip today was to order the microfilm of the Marriage License for my Great Grandfather, Andrew B. Cole to Mildred L. Ousley, 20 Nov. 1901. We have been unable to discover Andrew's father's name, though from the census we can ascertain that his mother's name was Ann E. Cole. But of course, we can find nothing under her name. I am told the microfilm will be in in about 3 weeks. I will venture back to Stafford at that time, gather a bit more information on the center itself, and report again, this time with a copy of the marriage license!
Looking forward to visiting with you then and until that time, happy hunting!


  1. And, isn't it strange that it's been almost a year to the day of my initial post?

  2. I can't wait to hear more about your trip!!!!!!! Happy to see the blog back!!!