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’s mission was:
Knowing that a “Bucket List” is a wish list of things to do before death:
1) What is on your Genealogy Bucket List? What research locations do you want to visit? Are there genea-people that you want to meet and share with? What do you want to accomplish with your genealogy research? List a minimum of three items – more if you want!
2) Tell us about it in a blog post of your own (please give me a link in Comments), a comment to this post in Comments, or a status line or comment on Facebook.
- The first item on my bucket list would have to be to visit Bassingbourn and Melbourn in Cambridgeshire. Most of my maternal grandmother’s ancestors were from this area, so I would like to go and see where they lived. Also, I would like to visit the Cambridgeshire Archives, to search the wills, and to view the original parish registers, since I haven’t been able to find these online (yet). While in the UK, I’d also like to visit the other towns my ancestors were from
- I would also like to travel around Victoria, and take photos of my ancestors’ gravestones (in the case of my grandparents, John Ernest Whimpey and Ivy May Harley, the marker where their ashes are interred, as they were cremated). I have a few already, from a Public Member Tree at Ancestry, but I’d like to have my own photos. I couldn’t complete a recent Saturday Night Genealogy Fun mission because I didn’t have my own photos.
- I’d like to attend a genealogy conference. Due to family commitments, I haven’t been able to attend any yet.