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Author Archives: GeekyTexan

Whirlwind Claire started us off on Day 2….

Tuesday, July 24 at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIPitt) I still had this one queued up from my week in Pittsrburgh so here goes: Day 2 of GRIPitt. We had two lectures by Claire Bettag, CG.  She was the mentor of ProGen 11 and is undoubtedly the Best. Mentor. Ever. Ever. She spoke about archival … Continue reading »

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Ready or not!

Monday at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIPitt)  Looking at the course notebook Sunday night I was ready to go home early. But the material, and the panic, was manageable on Monday. Monday’s materials consisted of 19 pages (front and back) of session notes, two articles we had to read before the insitute (10 pages … Continue reading »

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Geeky! How can I join the fun too AND have cardboard furniture?

If you were here in my dorm room, you may ask, “Geeky, how can I be as geeky as you?”  Which I know perfectly well means you’d like to attend the Genealogical Research Insitute of Pittsburgh (held at La Roche College). Next year’s GRIPitt is July 22-26, 2013 and will offer six sessions, only one that … Continue reading »

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First day of school! Geeky genealogist school!

Sunday at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIPitt)  GeekyTexan isn’t in Austin anymore! The Pittsburgh ariport is so quiet. It was almost disturbing. But the arrival at the Pittsburgh meant arrival at GRIPitt. And a few minutes later, successful arrival of a suitcase (yes, my suitcase). After a tour of Pittsburgh courtesy of the … Continue reading »

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Amanuensis Monday: The Wedding

John Newmark of the Transylvanian Dutch blog started a genealogy meme of Amanuensis Monday in February 2009. He defines amanuensis as a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. I’ve been looking at my maternal grandmother’s (Ruby REINHARDT) Bride’s Book.  I’ve talked about my grandparents’ first meeting, their engagement, memorable events here and here, the shower and the Hope … Continue reading »

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Amanuensis Monday: The Hope Chest and Trousseau

John Newmark of the Transylvanian Dutch blog started a genealogy meme of Amanuensis Monday in February 2009. He defines amanuensis as a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. I’ve been looking at my maternal grandmother’s (Ruby REINHARDT) Bride’s Book.  I’ve talked about my grandparents’ first meeting, their engagement, memorable events here and here, and the … Continue reading »

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Texas Tuesday: Central Texas genealogical events for June

June 8th Austin Genealogical Society is hosting a bus trip to Clayton Library in Houston. June 9th the Austin Genealogy SIG will meet from 1 – 3:30 p.m. at  the Old Quarry Branch Library in Austin for a “Scanning Workshop” presented by John Marostica and Trisha Thompson June 21st the Wiliamson County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting at the … Continue reading »

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Amanuensis Monday: Showers

John Newmark of the Transylvanian Dutch blog started a genealogy meme of Amanuensis Monday in February 2009. He defines amanuensis as a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. I’ve been looking at my maternal grandmother’s (Ruby REINHARDT) Bride’s Book.  I’ve talked about my grandparents’ first meeting, their engagement, and memorable events here and here … Continue reading »

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Happy belated blogiversary to me

I’ve been so derelict in my blogger duties that it figures I would totally miss the First blogiversary of GeekyTexan on May 21.  So happy, belated, lonely, pathetic blogiversary to me. Photo from Open Clipart Library (OCAL) GeekyTexan is back on track with a new post tomorrow.  Stay tuned for your local weather and traffic.

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Amanuensis Monday: Memorable Events, more events

John Newmark of the Transylvanian Dutch blog started a genealogy meme of Amanuensis Monday in February 2009. He defines amanuensis as a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. I’ve been looking at my maternal grandmother’s Bride’s Book.  I’ve talked about my grandparents’ first meeting and their engagement previously.  I’ve … Continue reading »

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