Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bad, Bad Blogger

I've been such a bad blogger! I can't believe it's been three months since I posted last! My personal journal has been very neglected as well! I'm terrible at New Year's Resolutions!

I do have some exciting news, though. I got to spend an entire afternoon at the Fort Worth Public Library! They have an awesome genealogy section. I thought I was going to be looking through reels of microfilm of the Texas death certificates they have on file, but the librarian set me up on a computer and showed me They have Texas death certificates online from 1890 through 1976. I had no idea these were online. I was working on my husband Gary's families (biological: Sallings and adopted: Dillingham). Both families have been in Texas for quite some time. I printed death certificates for William Wesley Sallings, Gordie Emerline Baker Sallings, Fannie Bell Gaskey Sallings, Jessie Lee Gaskey, Ralph Marion Dillingham, and Mary Tennie Conditt Dillingham Smith. Others that I wanted I will have to order because they are much more recent.

I also searched and printed some census records I didn't have. I found my husband's maternal great grandfather Ulysses Stanley Bitner in the 1900 Census for Lyon Township, Dickinson County, Kansas. He was 5 at that time. Ulysses' father is a mystery to me. He seems to have disappeared after the 1900 Census. I'm not sure if he died or divorced. There is a lot of research to be done there.

Well, the grandbabies are up from their naps. Gotta run!