- Georgetown, Lampasas, & Gonzales Texas in January
- Salt Lake City February, April, and June
- Georgetown, San Antonio, & Lampasas Texas in March
- Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania & New York (Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference) August & September
- Lampasas in November
One of my genealogy buds moved to Georgetown. I made several trips to visit with her and to speak for the genealogy group of the Sun City community there. They are a great group of people. The March trip started a reorganization project with my mother-in-law in Lampasas. Reorganization projects are something we all need to do at some point. I'll be working on my genealogy one for years. I did get started with new shelving units last year, it is but a dent in the mounds of paper to go through.
The trips to Gonzales and San Antonio were for a client. Gonzales was a step back into Texas history and what it did in the makings of the Republic of Texas. San Antonio was a lesson in using University of Texas archives and special collections.
Salt Lake City trips were preparatory trips for the long driving trip of August and September.
The long driving trip started and ended with a week of vacation. The first week was spent visiting aunts, uncles, cousins, and site seeing. We went to Stone Mountain, Magnolia Plantation, several battlefields, including Appomattox, Jamestown, and Yorktown. We wound up near Philadelphia and visited the Longwood Gardens.
Two weeks of research that really started with a trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty with my cousin. Then on areas in New York where I spent time in Newburgh at George Washington's Headquarters for a few hours. I got a special tour since I was by myself to see the house. I spent some time with my niece at Cornell University then headed to Tioga County, New York and Bradford County, Pennsylvania. In Bradford, found my ancestors children's' burial places and a few more court records. Visited, Lancaster and Berks Counties where there was more cemetery hunting. Then a half day at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg before heading to my sisters in Maryland.
The week of the conference found me returning to Philadelphia to pick up a friend at the airport, check into the conference hotel, attend the conference and utilize the library of the Historical and Genealogical Societies of Pennsylvania.
The return trip home was another week of site seeing. The week started with visiting Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, then Ephrata Cloister was next, then Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water. The next site was at Lincoln's Boyhood home in Indiana and then on to Springfield, Illinois where the sites were Lincoln's home, the Lincoln Presidential Museum, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana Thomas house.
The year was wound up with a trip to Lampasas for Thanks-giving.