Sunday, April 11, 2010

Mississippi-Day Four

We are heading back home today *sad*.

It has been a productive trip and a yet it feels like there is so much more that we could find here. Like if we just had one more day or a few more hours we could find everyone. I guess I'm the embodiment of "give an inch they'll take a mile".

The good news is that maybe everything doesn't have to be found here. Last night as I was doing some research on I found Henry's World War I draft registration. Now I'm not sure if he served because I didn't see that but just think. I have been looking online for everything I can find about Henry and then I come to Mississippi and find his marriage certificate, a land grant for him, and now his draft registration. Some I found online in the hotel but the certificate was from the archives. Maybe there are special powers of research that comes to you when your in the home state of who you're researching. Who knows.

What I know is that I would recommend a research trip to anyone that is doing genealogy and if you're going to go find a family member or friend to go with you. It is so much more fun when you can bounce ideas off one another and both get excited about finding the smallest thing.

So pick a town, call the hotel and pack your bags; you have ancestors to find.

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