Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Genealogy Nerd

This was the view from our window when it was raining. It was crazy, you couldn't even see the top of the buildings! Some people go to Chicago to shop at all the amazing stores, and there are a lot of them. I on the other hand, am a bit of a nerd, and didn't step foot in a department store. Two of my days were spent primarily here, at the Newberry Library. Wow. It was amazing, and they were sooooooo
helpful. I spent a full day charting the street changes for Northwestern Chicago. I could have never done it without their help. And, what a beautiful building.

This is Graceland Cemetery.

And this is where my Great Great Grandfather's Sister, Harriet and her husband Dennis are buried. It was one of the highlights of my trip to come and visit their graves. Fanny H. Foster is also my Great Great Grandfather's sister. (Her husband is Arthur) My mom and I have spent so much time trying to track them down. They were born in England, immigrated in 1885. We still don't know where my G.G. Grandfather or Grandmother are buried, but this is a good start.

And now you know the truth about me. I am a genealogy nerd.

1 comment:

  1. How fun for you. When we lived out East my mom came out a few times just to do family history. We went to many a cemetery, but we found a whole line of names in the process. Pretty exciting.