- Salt Lake City February/March and September.
- Georgetown, Texas in March.
- Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi in May, the National Genealogical Society Conference.
- Oregon in July.
- Fort Wayne, Indiana in August.
- Tennessee, Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania & New York in October.
It seems like the first trip of the year is to Salt Lake City for research. The first trip was to do research for the states of my first long driving trip, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Mississippi.
The trip to Georgetown was to do a presentation on the Bureau of Land Management website and visit with my friend.
The first of the driving trips started with a visit to the courthouse and county archives of Lawrence County, Alabama. They had a treasure trove of information. Then there was a visit to the Georgia state archives in Marrow. A leisurely drive to Raleigh North Carolina, where besides attending the NGS Conference, several trips to the North Carolina state archives, Duke University in Durham, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A visit with a cousin in South Carolina before heading the to Alabama state archives in Montgomery as well as the state capitol building. The Mississippi state archives in Jackson was the last stop on this trip.
July brought a trip to Oregon for a mini family reunion with a great uncle that did DNA last year for one of my family surnames. I also did some client research while there.
A few weeks later I was in Fort Wayne, Indiana living at the Allen County Library doing research on client and my family surnames.
A three week driving trip started in October and ended the first part of November. I went to the Tennessee state library and archives then on to several places in Pennsylvania, including Erie County Public Library, Warren County Historical Society and court house before heading on to places in New York. Stops at the Otsego County Historical Society, The New York Historical Association Research Library in Cooperstown, the Ontario Historical Society Research Library in as well as the county archives and a cemetery trip. Travel to visit with my niece several of the falls around Ithaca (Buttermilk was one) and Cornell University Special Collections.
Backtracking a bit into Pennsylvania where a visit to the Bradford County Historical Society was made and old tax records from the time the county formed in 1812 were searched and some new information on my Smith family was located. Then to Bloomfield Public Library Genealogy collection in Columbia County before heading to visit to the Lancaster Historical Society and the James Buchanan home there. A visit to Swarthmore College Library to learn more about my Quaker ancestors was the last Pennsylvania stop.
A week-end with my sister included a trip to the DAR library in Washington, DC, Longwood Gardens and the Thomas Massey home, one of our ancestors. A southward jaunt to Virginia sites that included the Alderman Library at the University of Virginia and lunch with my sister-in-law, the Virginia State Library and Historical Society of Virginia Library & Museum with a transplanted Texas friend. She found a book on her family and an answer to a question she had been researching. I found tidbits on several of the Virginia families I've been working on. A return to Maryland and my sister's where a visit was made to Brookside gardens and another trip to the DAR library before heading home to Texas.
The year had several trips to Lampasas.
This year was a tough year, so for 2010 the trips will be fewer and shorter.