Genealogists are NEVER really finished!

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Life Goes On

Genealogists can never be done because life goes on; babies are born, grow up, gret possibly married, divorced, have their own children, and then ultimately pass away.

I sent my Breitenstein book off to the publisher a month ago. I spent probably 30 years researching it, the last year writing it and the last four months indexing, correcting footnotes, proofing and altogether finishing it.

In the last three weeks, I have discovered an Albano/Saylor marriage in Florida, Benko/Bodeman marriage in Indiana and a McGee/Richardson marriage in Kentucky. I have also found that Jerry Luhr Jenkins, Charlotte Rose (Fischer) Kohler, Robert Elston Chappelle Sr. and Mary Shannon (Ryan) Saylor have all passed away. As a researcher I am thrilled to be updated. As an author who just sent a book off to the bindery, it makes me nuts.  This is why so much research stays as work in progess and doesn't get translated into books. Times passes, things change and at the same time new records become accessible leaving more information open to discovery. Wow, is it hard to let go.

Comments (2)

  • Joe Breitenstein

    Joe Breitenstein

    01 September 2015 at 15:31 |

    Is your book available?

    • Barbara K. Henritze

      Barbara K. Henritze

      01 September 2015 at 15:40 |
      Absolutely! Send a check.

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Ida Sherwood Bettis is my paternal grand mother. Aunt Clara is my great aunt. I can remember every nooks and crany of that house and yard...

Eric Bettis Eric Bettis 25. July, 2017 |

I would be happy to forward your name, connection, and email if you wish.

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