I had a four day weekend. That I spent trying to maximize my use of Ancestry’s free week of Immigration and Naturalization records since I mistakenly think that if I don’t subscribe I can a) save that money and b) don’t spend all my time doing haphazard searches. Well, I showed me! I spent all weekend doing haphazard searches. And I have about 18 hours before I have to go back to work.
This weekend, I found Galveston port arrival information (that was a quick win, I knew the info was there but since it was on my orderly (e.g., non-haphazard) research log I hadn’t done it yet. I found that one of my ancestor’s entry to Virginia was as an apprentice and the ancestor arriving in Pennsylvania was a voluntary indentured servant.
I’ll do three short posts in the next couple of days about these. I need to reach a stopping point so I need to capture what I’ve done, even if I have done it like a bull in a china shop.