- New Iberia, LA
- Salt Lake City, UT
- Sweethome, OR, Klamath Falls, OR, Portland, OR, Hood River, OR, Hermiston, OR, Nyssa, OR, Echo, OR, Pendleton, OR, Walla Walla, WA
- Walker Co, TX
- Beggs, OK, Van Buren, Fayetteville, AR, Mansfield, Mountain Grove, Lebanon, Rolla, Houston, Poplar Bluff, MO
- Oklahoma City, OK
- Monroe, LA, Moselle, MS, Laurel, MS
- Mt. Scott, OK
- Gordonville, TX Mounds, OK
- Wagoner, OK, Van Buren, AR, Qulin, MO, Edgar Springs, MO, St. Genevieve, MO, Flat, MO, Anutt, MO, Roby, MO, Waynesville, MO, Hartville, MO
- Searcy, AR, Ashton, NC, Charlottesville, VA, Little Rock, AR
- Monroe, LA, Shreveport, LA, Eunice, LA, New Iberia, LA, Abbeville, LA, Houma, LA
- Lampasas, TX
This was a bitter sweet trip to New Iberia. It was to clean out the house of a now gone beloved aunt. I brought home many boxes of materials on the Kramer and Erath families. It has been difficult to go through them all.
My first trip to do research in Salt Lake City, UT. I went with the Dallas Genealogical Society. Going with a group was a good experience. You have people that are interested in the same thing you are to discuss and share with. I located my great-great-great grandfather, William Massey on this trip. My husbands Hendrix line also was benefited on this trip when I found some tax records in White Co, AR on Thomas and then his wife Priscilla. I also found some probate records on Thomas. I looked for Melton and Ferrell information as well.
I attended the National Genealogical Society Conference in Portland. The trip was extended with an early arrival and a visit with cousins in Sweethome, OR where I got additional information on my Massey cousins as well as scanned some of the pictures in their possession. I went on to Klamath Falls, OR to look for some information on my Klabzuba's. I got some marriage records for the ones I was looking for, but the wet drizzly weather prevented me from spending more than a hour looking for two tombstones. I visited with a Peveler cousin on the way back up to Portland.
The conference was a learning experience. I enjoyed the environment, the sharing, the camaraderie.
After the conference I headed off to eat dinner with Tatyrek cousins in Hood River before winding up at my parking place for the next few days with Wilson/Peveler cousins in Hermiston, OR. From that location, with my cousin, I drove to Nyssa to met newly found Wilson cousins, scan their pictures and share information. We stopped and took pictures at the cemetery there. We also traveled to Echo, OR where some of my Massey cousins and my great, great grandmother Brown are buried in a cemetery. There is a museum there that we toured through. It was located in an old bank so we got to enjoy the artifacts and the building.
June brought a week-end trip to Walker Co, TX and their annual seminar.
July was a very busy month. Two of my aunts left with me from Beggs, OK several days before the Missouri reunions to do some court house research in Houston, Lebanon, and Rolla and to scope out the cemeteries we wanted to take the reunion participants to. We went the long way and stopped to visit an Aunt and some cousins in Van Buren, AR. Chambers and Wilson Reunions Travel Map. It was hot, hot, hot. Everyone, though had a good time and we had lots of good food. We had the Wilson reunion on a Saturday and the Chambers one on Sunday. Each day brought a lot of sharing and visiting. I scanned some old tin types at the Wilson reunion. Several cousins brought their treasures and shared them so that all of us will enjoy them. I was asked to put together a book for each of these lines. I did pages, they were not bound, but that is what the cousins wanted. I have accumulated many images on these lines and they needed to be shared.
The Tatyrek reunion was at the end of the month in Oklahoma City. Good food, lots of cousins, happy times. A Tatyrek cousin from New Jersey joined us. He brought pictures for me to scan of out cousins in the Czech Republic.
August brought the Shows reunion in Moselle, MS. It had to be the wettest I've ever seen Mississippi. We nearly didn't make it home. The roads were flooding in places as we headed home. We (my husband and in-laws) stopped in Monroe, LA coming and going to visit Mitchell aunts and uncles.
September 8 Another Chambers reunion. Mt. Scott, near Ft. Sill, OK
A visit to Gordonville, TX to take Chambers tombstone pictures was squeezed into the hectic schedule to add to the book material.
The end of September brought another trip to Missouri with an aunt to a Melton and yet another Chambers reunion! We (my aunt and I) stopped in Wagoner, OK to look for some Wilson cousins then traveled through Van Buren, AR to visit an aunt and cousins, before heading for Qulin, MO. This Melton reunion is every two years. It was still hot. The food was wonderful, the cousins sharing and caring. We were then on to a cousin that lives outside of Edgar Spring. We would visit cemeteries and many court houses and used her house as a central point to travel from. We spent two days in Houston inventorying their vault contents and finding many treasures. We spent the last week-end with my uncle that had just been diagnosed with leukemia before attending the last Chambers reunion of the year and heading home.
I squeezed the writing of two books in here and somehow more research on the Wilson's' to prove the next few generations back. A surprise for those who had the book pages coming!
October took us to a wedding in Charlottesville, VA. We traveled up through Searcy, AR in hopes of finding some elusive documents on the Hendrix line. It was a disappointment. It seems I had found all I could while in Salt Lake City. Then we were on to Ashville, NC and a day at the Biltmore estate. Jefferson's home of Monticello is outside of Charlottesville and we made a day of learning more about Jefferson and his home. The wedding was, of course, a wonderful affair in the midst of autumns brilliant attire. We stopped in Little Rock, AR for a quick visit to the Arkansas state archives. If I ever go back there, I will take things to work on while I wait, and wait, and wait. Every thing had to be pulled and only the staff could handle the microfilm.