I don’t seem to be doing very well on blog posting lately! I’d love to say that it’s because I’ve been concentrating on my IHGS assignment work, but that’d be a big fat lie. There has been some family history research going on though, however not much filing and recording.
Most of the research I’ve been doing has involved travelling. Back in April I managed a quick whizz around some villages in Staffordshire where my Tunnecliff(e) ancestor George may be from. I had some helpful information from Tunnecliff descendents in Australia, and I’m hoping I can eventually prove a link to this particular Tunnecliff family.
Last week I was up in Scotland, chasing up my Burke and Philp ancestors, in Perth and Fife respectively. With three kids in tow, it was a whistlestop tour of a few key places, but I did manage 30 minutes research at the A.K. Bell Library in Perth, poring over burial registers and valuation rolls. I could have spent days in there!
A confession: my record-keeping is C-R-A-P-O-L-A. Things I thought I’d entered into Reunion are nowhere to be found. Yup, still stuck somewhere in one of the fifty gazillion notebooks I write everything into. *sigh* I really notice how bad things are when trying to gather together info for a research trip, or attempting to answer an email from a distant relative (I will be in touch soon, I promise, once I’ve sorted out my notes!)
On a more positive (sorting) note, I’ve just cleaned out my RSS feed reader and drastically cut my blog subscriptions down to about thirty blogs – in the hope I’ll actually get to read all of them. I think that’s about the only “housekeeping” I’ve done lately!