Friday, March 06, 2009

Lunch with Blog Readers

I had a nice lunch meeting with two of my blog readers today. They treated my portion of the check so thanks goes out to them on my behalf. We talked for about an hour and a half, on everything from available record resources to old family stories. We are not-so-distantly related so it was a good conversation. I think we all left the table with a to-do list and some things to think about.

I was happy to hear they had found a few good resources because of my work with the Virginia Family Tree blog. It sounds as if they had particular luck with one resource that I recommended, the Foster glass plate negatives collection at the Virginia Historical Society. They found a few family photos and are having prints made. I am glad to find out that folks are getting good use of the tidbits I throw out here.

I try to pass along advice and any resources that I find...and ask that you do the same. If you find a valuable resource please write in and let me know about it. I would love to check it out and pass the information along to my readers. As of today I have 134 people who get my blog delivered to them, either as a daily e-mail or through a feed reader. That's not exactly setting the world on fire but it is a respectable amount none-the-less. I hope we keep growing in strength and numbers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting about the Foster negatives at the Virginia Historical Society - I think I found pictures of my grandmother's brother! Plus tons of other fascinating finds in their search engine. Can't wait to make an appointment and head over to Richmond to see these gems. I'm fresh to the world of genealogy and this is very exciting to me. Thanks again! -Susan in Blacksburg