It has been a considerable time since I sat and did a general chatty post, but the last year has been busy and there always seems other posts and material to be written.
Those of you who are subscribed to receive post via email are likely to have been surprised yesterday when I shared two posts that were actually two years old and not genealogy related. The reason is the British Library are archiving this site and I wanted to consolidate several other sites into this one for the purpose of preservation. It also provided me with an opportunity to review some work that has been in progress for way too long and to make some decisions relating to that.
We have had a challenging month or so. My Mum in law was firstly hospitalised awaiting a diagnosis. Since then we have moved, sadly rather swiftly, through from diagnosis to her passing away and then the funeral; quite literally the space of one calendar month. We since then have been unravelling her life and clearing her home. My thoughts have therefore been reflective on the situation and the facets of life.
At the end of the week when we sad farewell to my mother in law, we celebrated our 25th Wedding anniversary. In the scheme of things it was low key and I am glad it was so.
I am currently busy with the writing and scoping out of my next Family Tree Magazine series for 2020 and a new potential course to the existing One-Name Studies courses offered by Pharos. The current course has another couple of weeks, with the final course for the year starting in early November. I am currently running a competition to win a complimentary pass to the three day genealogical extravaganza. You can enter HERE and the closing date is 31 July. I shall be speaking at RootsTech about Diving Deep into migration to and from the British Isles.
I am sorry to hear the news about your mother-in-law, it is devastating when something like that happens so quickly.
Congratulations on the site being archived and by the BM, no less! That’s an achievement to be proud of:)
Thanks Lisa – it was quick, to have lingered would have been tragic 😦
Sorry to hear about your mother in law Julie. You had so little time to get accustomed to have ill she was.
We did Karen, it was brutal and there was no time for adjustment. It shows how fragile life can be.