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Shy Genealogist
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  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • United States
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What surnames are you interested in researching?
Smith, Bennett, George, Rumbo, Stephens
What countries and other locations are you interested in researching?
Germany, Russell County, Kentucky, Chicago, Illinois, Kankakee County, Illinois
What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
Because I enjoy it!
Do you have a genealogy website or blog?
http://theshygenealogist.wordpress.com/

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Russell County, Kentucky

I'll be heading to Russell County, Kentucky in about 3 weeks for a short family vacation/research trip. Trying to make a plan for the best use of my time. Can't spend entire days anywhere and will basically be there for a 3 day week-end. Wish I was more familiar with the area...

Posted on July 20, 2009 at 10:52am

A wonderful problem??

I get frustrated pretty easily, but is it especially whiny of me to complain about all of the different places I need to update information when I "hit the jackpot"? Whenever you find a resource that you've never seen before, obviously you're going to collect every record for every family member that you can. So after my trip to the Newberry, seeing Chicago German Lutheran Church records resulted in a LOT of records that I brought home. In fact, there was a point when I was telling my husband,… Continue

Posted on July 14, 2009 at 8:52pm

Newberry Library in Chicago

I'm really excited that tomorrow I'm going to the Newberry Library in Chicago! I'll be researching church records for my husband's DANKER and DABELSTEIN line. They both attended 1st St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, which no longer exists. The church records are on microfilm, but are only available in 3 locations - Salt Lake City, St. Louis and the Newberry.



Hoping to fill in several blanks for birthdates in my group sheets. Some of those records are from before the Chicago fire… Continue

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 10:23am

Figuring this out...

Hi everyone,
I was never a part of Facebook (althought I've seen a little of my kids' pages) so I'm trying to figure out how this works. I'm really hoping this doesn't become something that I become so wrapped up in that I never have time for research! Looking forward to meeting lots of new friends!

Posted on July 8, 2009 at 6:46pm — 1 Comment

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