I confess: some “blog fatigue” has set in here! Some of you may know what that’s like. In my case, I know that it’s definitely not permanent, but I am going to take a little break from regular posting to use that time to try my hand at indexing Russian records for the Family Search website. So that’s where I’ll be for the short-term, but I’ll still be reading others’ posts and answering any questions / comments / emails that come up.
Meanwhile, if anyone wants to contribute a guest post on an ancestor relevant to the family lines covered in this blog, please feel free to run the topic by me, and if it sounds like a good fit, you can put a post together, and I will publish it for you here. I can watermark any images you include, if need be. So keep that in mind.
So off I go to do some indexing. If I experience any highlights during the process, I’ll let you know! And, btw, Happy Halloween!
(NOTE: The photo I’ve included above is among my favorites of the ones I took while living in Russia years ago. It’s not the best quality, I know, but I still enjoy looking at it. It was taken from a small ferry boat that departed from the ancient town of Pskov and made its way to this small island on Lake Psov before returning to town. I think all the villagers (and dogs) just gathered on the shore to ‘greet’ the boat and to see who emerged. None of them climbed aboard. Perhaps it was a highlight of the day; or a way for the grandmothers to keep the children occupied while their parents were at work. The man in the hat and woman in black are particularly interesting in their peasant dress; she looks a bit like a nun–or perhaps an ‘Old Believer‘)