I could claim being busy, and that might be so. There were no 'ah-ha' moments, therefore nothing intriguing and worth while mentioning. However ...
- I uncovered one Staub ancestor's Company information when he served in the Civil War. Just this Christmas I shared this information with a great nephew (that makes me feel old!) who has an interest in Civil War and participated in a re-enactment. I think that I opened another door and made a young historian happy.
- Prior to Super Storm Sandy, I visited with an elderly neighbor, taking them a dish of my 4-cheese macaroni casserole. One thing lead to another and I ended up with information about his family and embarked on a journey to help him find his roots. I hit a brick wall, but did find some interesting stuff, AND learned the history of three counties - Baltimore, Frederick, and Carroll. Funny how little details are too darned important. Now I can't wait to share what I found.
- Saw the movies Lincoln and Les Miserables. I actually understood the history from it all and enjoyed it. Also, I developed a deepened appreciation for my ancestors who lived during those trying times.
Happy New Year. Blessings to all genealogists. Happy research.