Sunday afternoon Genealogy Fun

Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun – Best Find of 2015, and Research Challenge for 2016

Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun.  Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week the mission was:

1)  What was your best research achievement in 2015?  Tell us – show us a document, or tell us a story, or display a photograph.  Brag a bit!  You’ve earned it!

2)  We all have elusive ancestors.  What research problem do you want to work on in 2016?  Tell us where you want to research and what you hope to find.

3)  Put the answers in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook or Google+ post.

1). I would say my biggest research achievement in 2015 was finding the death certificate for my 3x great grandmother Catherine Mills.  This allowed me to confirm that a baptism record I had found in Birmingham was for my Catherine, and allowed me to uncover more details about her father, Nathaniel Mills.

Working on the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks enabled me to go back through the information I had on my ancestors, and to do more research on them, which allowed me to extend my family tree back a generation or two on a few of my ancestral lines.

2) In 2016, I plan to continue what I have been doing, and that is to review the information I have, and search online records for more information on my ancestors, and their descendants.   I hope to be able to get down to Melbourne in 2016, to search the records at the State Library of Victoria and Public Record Office Victoria that aren’t available online, such as inquests, probate records after 1926, and newspaper articles that aren’t available on Trove.