|Great Aunt Anne Skibbe, Grandfather William Skibbe, and Lorraine Clark Skibbe on her wedding day. Note the apron – Mom put out a spread for guests. January 1961|
I thought it would be prudent to print out my source list. I must be a very good girl because my report was over 300 pages! My idea was to look at the sources to locate spelling errors or citations that needed a little tweaking. It seems that things look perfect on RootsMagic (I call that entry blindness) but I have found some errors on my reports. My top mistakes are spelling and number flipping.
It appears that the majority of my mistakes show up in the detail section. I think the best way to review is to review a few pages everyday. So wish me luck,!
I am so excited for the FGS conference in Springfield, Illinois. I will be driving from Arizona about two weeks prior to the conference. The best part about getting there earlier will be visiting with family before the conference. I will be picking up a picture of my grandfather from a cousin, my dad’s yearbooks, and who knows how many other treasures I will find.
I have been working on my list of repositories and listing what documents I need to search for. I have also contacted an aunt and some cousins so that I may scan their items. I am also working up some interview questions for my family members.
My best friend will be traveling to the conference and will be in Springfield the Sunday before. I am looking forward to playing hostess for the area. I plan on dragging her to all my favorite places.
I will be sharing my lists of favorite places to research along with my favorite places to visit in in coming blog posts.