I thought I would try to post a blog while dinner is cooking...Happy May! I looked it up, and May has traditionally been Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. May is also when both Mexico and Norway celebrate national holidays with Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) and Syttende Mai (17th of May), respectively. Neither my husband nor I have Asian, Pacific Islander, or Mexican ancestry. He is 1/8th Norwegian, however.
But, I digress. What I really meant to post was just an update of what's happening and what's to come, so y'all aren't wondering what happened to me if I disappear from time to time. As regular readers of this blog know, I work for my local school district, and as of today, we have 31 days of school left in the year. This means that life for me as both a parent and staff member will get simply crazy from now until June 15th. Actually, the insanity has already started. I'm halfway through the spring quarter Online Genealogy class I teach for Community Colleges of Spokane (four consecutive Monday nights). I am putting together auction materials to be sold during the Spring Seminar that the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society has put together (with Halvor Moorshead as guest speaker) coming up on Saturday. I've volunteered to help out with several track meets for my school this month (including a two-and-a-half hour one this afternoon).
So here's my plan: I want to finish my series on my direct ancestors that appear in the 1930 U.S. Federal Census, and I want to do some posts on cemetery research (since Memorial Day is coming up).
After things settle down, I'll be more likely join back in with the Carnival of Genealogy, as well as more frequent posts. In the meantime, I hope you'll visit some of my archived posts, as well as the blogs of my genea-blogger friends. Links to both archives and favorite bloggers are in the right-hand menu.