Wednesday, July 23, 2008

No dice on finding my grandfather

I still haven't found my grandfather. It is hard since he was born in a small town in 1900. I have a feeling he had a different name or they mispelled it. (and they weren't good with records at that time).
I've called the state library twice with two different names. My mom was going to try a new name today.
I hope we can find him. It is so sad my mom doesn't know her real last name - her parents died when she was so young. :(
I appreciate that I have a father.

I'm feeling pretty good today. Yesterday I had some cramping, but it stopped. I'm talking to many girls who just had a cerclage too and they have about the same symptoms that I do. Some have worse symptoms and had their cerclage the week before me, but it also depends on the type of cerclage you get.

My breasts started hurting last night pretty badly. I called my peri's office today and they said 'it is normal'. I haven't had sore breasts the entire 1st trimester.

I hope everyone is having a great week.


Monica H said...

I hope you have a good week too. And I hope you find your grandpa.

niobe said...

I'm assuming your grandfather lived in the US -- if not, just ignore the rest of this comment.

No guarantees, but I've found that a great place for doing genealogical research is the National Archives, some of which is available online. They have census data (which sometimes includes lots of interesting information) from the censuses that were taken every ten years since 1790 and (at least in theory) include everyone in the US.

Check out this site to get started.

Back in the days before the internet, I did some research at the local branch of the National Archives and was amazed at how much I could find out.