Saturday I am heading down to Madison to start some of my major Shepard research. Our genealogical society has a bus trip every year that makes it a non-stress, sit back and relax experience. Until you get to the Wisconsin Historical Society that is, then it is non-stop research mode.
My goal on this trip is to get out of the way the history books and similar material that relates to Washington and Morgan Counties in Ohio and Hampden County in Massachusetts. That will help clear off the shelf for the government records that I can then focus on in Salt Lake City later this year. Although it looks like there may be a trip to Massachusetts and Ohio in the works sometime.
I will also be going through the Agricultural and Manufacturing censuses for Wisconsin as I don’t have the complete set for all our John ancestors.
I am looking forward to the trip and maybe lunch with my niece.