Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday Findings: More on the Polar Bears Documentary, Plus Some JOHNSONs

This has been one of those crazy busy weeks where I'm burning the candle at both ends and perhaps in the middle as well, so I didn't get much done in the area of research (if you've e-mailed me or commented on my blog, it may be a while before I respond). I started a post on my brickwall ancestor that I hope to get posted this weekend or early next week. It takes time to get all my information together in an organized and chronological manner.

I heard from the producer of the Polar Bear documentary and she requested to use the note my great-grandfather kept on his person at all times "just in case" in her film, a request I was happy to grant. She is also going to send me an invitation to a Southern California screening of the film this summer. I have no idea if I will be able to attend, so I haven't even thought about overwhelming details of finding lodging and transportation while down there, etc.

I did do a little playing around at FamilySearch Record Search and believe I've found a couple of records pertaining to two children of my ancestors, Nelson H. JOHNSON and Catherine MASSEY. Their daughter Martha was my 3rd-great-grandmother and I may have found two of Martha's four siblings, Henry and Susan.

Next week, I hope to be able to spend more time in research.
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