I had a couple of kid-free hours today, so I could tackle some assignment work. This current block of assignments are all focussed on family records, and I’m currently drafting an appraisal of the records I have in my possession, and how they’ve helped (or hindered) me in my research. I also did a little work on the third assignment – my grandfather’s biography – adding some more information to the timeline I’ve created, and making notes where more research is required. I need to incorporate significant historical events into the biography, and found some great timelines for New Zealand history online. Hopefully I may also be able to source some New Zealand history books through my local library, otherwise I’m kinda relying on the internet.
I had great plans to do more organising of my Stuff today, but that fell by the wayside. I’m motivated more to start planning a research trip to Yorkshire in the summer. With three young kids in tow, it will be “interesting”.
On Monday, I’m hoping to visit the London Family History Centre if I can get myself sorted with a research plan before then. It requires a bit of a search through their catalogue to see what records they have that might be useful – I know they have Casey’s O’Kief, Coshe Mange, Slieve Lougher and Upper Blackwater in Ireland on microfilm, for example, which may help me greatly with my Co. Kerry ancestors.