16 May 2011

The Golden Family

While making great effort to snap a photograph of every family member present at my grandmother's services over the last few days, the task of accurately documenting The Golden Family has landed squarely in my lap. I am actually really excited to piece together and research the full names, dates of births and deceased, and marriages of the descendants of my maternal great-grandparents, Frank & Lena Golden.

I've never undertaken such a monumental task on behalf of the entire family, so I thought I'd learn a little about my endeavor. I started by doing a Google search on "genealogy."

Of course, Wikipedia's genealogy article popped up high in the search results. After reading a bit there, I was happy to confirm there is a variety of genealogy software to help me in my task. I am going to research some of the options and put one to use; any of them should be an enhancement to the Word document my mom is supposed to email me today. = P

I'm also going to see about creating a web space for The Golden Family where we can share photos and news. A Facebook Group makes the most sense, I suppose. Good ole Facebook.

Staying in Orlando

You may have heard by now that I am no longer moving to Denver, CO. No particular thing led me to the decision to remain in Orlando, FL, but I did come to the realization that now isn't the right time. So, I'm staying in Orlando at least until I complete my masters degree, which will be in 2013.

So, if you're planning a visit to central Florida, please do let me know! I love to visit with family and friends!