18 August 2013

Sentimental Sunday - Back to the Roots

I'm going to try to create slightly shorter posts with 'better' content. I know that I've veered from posting directly about genealogy; one thing I know is that this is a record of my experiences and I don't want to hide when Life gets a bit overwhelming. At the same time I understand that readers aren't necessarily interested in that so on with the genealogy!

What's sentimental about today? Well, I'm leaving this morning to head to Delphos, Ohio. It's where my Beightler (also Beighler, Bigler, etc) and Leatherman ancestors were and it's nicely located for my trip on Monday to Marysville and possibly Lancaster, Ohio. I'll decide in the morning whether or not I'm going to drive all the way to Lancaster to pick up copies of the land records from my 4th great-grandfather, George Beighler, who purchased a part of the Refugee Tract and whose heirs confirmed his ownership in 1827. I may go to Marysville first and then end the day in Lancaster. It's interesting because I'd been searching for records of George in Licking County as that's the information on the back of the photograph I have of his son Tobias from 1884. What I didn't know is that Fairfield County was once part of Licking County, no real surprise. And naturally, the minute I looked in Fairfield there were all kinds of records. As I said, go figure...

Either way, the next three days will be spent doing a lot of driving and genea-hunting, and I just can't wait!

I'll be updating my findings here and on Social Media; I've spent much less time there as I've been immersing myself in getting my house and research ready for this trip. I'm wishing all my genea-friends out there safe travels as they journey to Ft. Wayne for the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, and there are so many of you that I 'know' on social media that I can't wait to meet in real life!

Take care everyone!


  1. Thanks, Laura. You have safe travels too. See you in Fort Wayne.

  2. Have a glorious wonderful road trip, finding the best records in the right place! Cheers.

  3. Brenda, I'll see you soon! Celia, thank you, as always, for your kind comments. :-)


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