I apologize for the lack of blogs the past couple of weeks. I came down with what I call a "bear of a cold" and recovered just on time to prepare for the American-Canadian Genealogical Society's Fall Conference this past Saturday (September 26th). It was a great conference and my presentation went well.
(Photo is of Theo and me at a wedding we attended this past Saturday.)
Other than that, as the Fall college semester resumed so did my "grandmothering" also known as "baby sitting" of my grandson Theo who turned one on Sunday, September 20th. I am with Theo three days a week so I've had to readjust my schedule. At Theo's age, he is very active so I have not been taking along my laptop as I did last semester when he was an infant. That means much less time online as you may well imagine. This is a special time for me to be with Theo and I wouldn't pass it up for anything. The Internet and all of my projects will still be here long after this special time with him has passed.
Having said that though, be it known that I never pass up an opportunity to speak at conferences, genealogy groups etc. All I need is an invitation then we can work out the details.
Yesterday I received an interesting email regarding Ancestry.com - Anne who is on my mailing list sent me a message to say she called Ancestry and they have a special price for their World Deluxe subscription just now. They usually charge $299 per year. She still had a bit of a subcription left so they refunded what that amount reflected and charged her the $229 they are presently charging - it cost her about $200 for *13* months. They have even thrown in an extra month.
So if anyone is intersted, NOW is the time to subscribe. I've not seen it advertised anywhere so you might want to phone 1-800-262-3787 (10am to 6pm EST Monday through Friday) if you are interested in a World Deluxe subscription. It really is a good deal and you can access records from around the world that are on Ancestry's web site.
Fall has arrived in Massachusetts. My husband and I started to pick up leaves yesterday - we'll be at it well into Thanksgiving.
Have a great day!