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Research Trips

Journal by billd531

The wife and I took a ' research vacation ' several years ago. I found several good things and a few bad things about these kinds of trip. The good things are that you will find nice helpful people, access to many genealogy libraries and ( sometimes ) interesting information.
Now the bad side is time and money. Unless your are retired and wealthy, these trips seem to run out of both time and money. While in Bakersfield, VT, we found that the town clerks office was only open for a few hours each day. In New Ipswich,NH, the libary wasn't even open during the week. In Ipswich,MA, we found similar problems. Now on the money side: hotel, food, and gas all cost. So, if you are like me ( middleclass ), there wasn't much to spend.

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on 2008-08-09 09:30:25

billd531 , from Connecticut, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2008. is researching the following names: START, DUPRE.

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by dalecandice on 2008-08-10 07:18:13

I went to the National Archives in D.C. and the clerk gave me the wrong micro film....I spent hours...and then one has to wait for 2 hours to have them get the stuff for you...and then the name is wrong. Then we drove home

by sharonharshman1 on 2008-08-11 00:36:26

Yeh, well that is why I NEVER travel very far from home,(just downtown to my local library), and now since i'm disabled not so much of that anymore, but time and money - uh, yeah, you are right - NOT ENOUGH OF EITHER FOR MY LIKING, but good luck with that anyway.

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