I know I’ve been quiet on here lately, but I will hopefully be getting some of these posts that I’ve been brainstorming up in the next week. Between starting my new job, finishing up assignments and exams for a number of courses from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies and getting started on ProGen assignments, time has been short!
I should however be finished all of those by Saturday, so Sunday should be spent writing up all of the blog posts that I’ve been planning but haven’t had the chance to put to keyboard yet.
I’ve found having a full-time job with a commute really does cut into genealogy time – though I do get to spend my days at work staring at maps! Modern digital maps, not old maps, but maps nonetheless, so at least some of my interests are satisfied.
I’m taking suggestions on which post should be the next that I post. Which subject would you most like to see covered?
- Getting Started with Latvian Research – self-explanatory
- Importance of Farm Names – that is, the name of the farms and estates Latvians lived (and in many cases, still live) on
- Sorting Out Ethnicity – you know your ancestor was born on Latvian territory, but what ethnicity were they? Various clues that can help you figure this out.
- Availability of the 1897 All-Russia Census – not all parishes are represented, but I’ve marked all of the available parishes on a map to find a pattern to which records survive.
Make your vote in the comments!