[Note to crooks: People will be staying at our house with the pets and we have very watchful neighbors, so don't get any ideas!]
I've been working very hard on my e-book on researching German genealogy, and I think it's going to be good. The book has grown out of a series of posts I did that have now been visited over 7600 times! I have some excellent editors who are contributing a great deal, and soon I'll be doing a bit of "crowd sourcing," asking for a few people to be "early readers" -- I'll send you a free copy of the book if you'll read it and send me a few comments, and you'll be acknowledged in the final copy! If you're interested, let me know, although it won't be done quite yet.
The "cover" of my e-book; it will have beautiful illustrations from a 1912 book.
I'm happy with how it's shaping up -- there are three case studies from my own research, one on using United States resources, one on using German resources, and the third a cautionary tale on what not to do, arising out of some hard-won experiences. In addition to the three case studies, there are extra chapters that list many resources beyond those I used in the particular case studies. I'm excited about how it's organized and about the information I'll be able to pass along!
Prior to leaving for Paris, we've been having a bit of a French film festival. Today I watched the film called "Hugo" -- what a wonderful movie that is! I don't know how I missed it when it came out. I loved everything about it, the story, the characters, and the film itself, and Paris within it, is just gorgeous. If you haven't seen it, do!
Photo from Wikimedia Commons
Here's the Sacre Coeur cathedral in Paris -- our apartment is right at the bottom of this hill in Montmartre. From the top of the hill, you can see all over Paris! Can't wait to be there.
Stay tuned; will be posting soon!