Greetings, genea-philes. it's SATURDAY NIGHT - time for more GENEALOGY FUN!
Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) On GeneaBloggers Radio last night (www.blogtalkradio.com/geneabloggers/) the discussion turned to regrets that we all have about our genealogy and family history experiences. Someone said "If I knew then, what I know now, I would have..." I thought that it would make a good SNGF topic, and it may be a general topic on a future GeneaBloggers Radio show.
2) Tell us about your "If I knew then what I know now, I would have..." regret in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook status or note.
If I knew then, what I know now, I would have...
- Not missed my opportunity to meet and interview Sugar Powell, a 99-year-old lady down in Johnson County who actually had known my paternal grandfather, Lusion Tapley... who died in 1935! I waited too long, and Mrs. Powell passed away suddenly at age 100!
- I, too, would have entered my source citations as I went along. Once I reached the point in my research that many times I would see a fact in my software program, wonder where I got said fact, and then realize that I had not entered a source citation for that fact, then I realized how badly I had messed up. Now it is a VERY slow process to enter citations for the thousands of facts I have in my family tree.
- I would have asked my father and my uncle Hugh (Dorsey) more questions while they were still here. There are many, many days that I say to myself, "I wish I had asked Daddy about THAT," or "I wonder when Uncle Hugh did THAT." Missed opportunities...