Monday, March 23, 2009


Hello! I am sometimes called The Go Girl #1. That's because I'm the oldest and I like to think the wisest. I've been doing genealogical research for more years than I really like to admit. My late husband was very supportive of my interest in genealogy, but I always dreamed of having a genealogy companion who was as passionate about it as I am and who could travel with me. That someone is my sister-in-law, better known as The Go Girl #2. We really are not "girls" anymore, but "grannies". As long as we can, we prefer to be known as girls. My daughter, who blogs at Growing Up Genealogy, is the one who decided we are really Grannies and she likes to write of our escapades as well as her wonderful genealogy related memories.

Cheri, my sister-in-law, and I live over two hundred miles from each other, so communication is by e-mail and telephone. We plan our genealogy outings and trips that way and then make them happen. The little red car from our logo is mine. Go Girl #2 packs it, cramming everything possible into it. After all, we would not want to get somewhere and be without a thing! I think most of it is her "stuff". I have learned to economize because of the air traveling that I do. We have yet to pull a trailer behind or add a roof rack, but give us time. The trunk and back seat is always full.

It will be full to the brim again when I travel to the panhandle of Nebraska to attend the Nebraska State Genealogical Society conference in Scottsbluff the first weekend in May. I'll meet up with Go Girl #2 in Alliance and head to the conference together. Ten days later I return again to Alliance and we will travel to Cheyenne, Wyoming to do research and then go on to Salt Lake City for a week of research. The little red car will be dragging by the time we journey back home the end of May. This is just the beginning of our spring and summer jaunts. We'll keep you posted about new things we discover, where we are doing our research and how much fun we're having doing it.

You Go Genealogy Girl #1, Ruby

Hello again.....This is from Go Girl #2. This will indeed be a busy season for The You Go Genealogy Girls. I was always working full time and during the time that Ruby and I were both younger and busy with families, we could not just take off and go when we wanted. Although circumstances have not always been pleasant that have brought us to this point in life, we are thankful for this time together and it has been great fun for us both so far.

Go Girl #1 has been teacher, companion, driver and even at times the comic relief of the trip. We are both as different as night and day but we have a great time together wherever we go. If we could just get our days and nights in sinc, then we would have it made. I am a night owl and like to read and compute late, she is a morning person, but our mutual love of jelly beans and unraveling a good family mystery keeps us going all hours. We missed a lot of years of not being able to pursue our interests so it is great fun to get out and explore. Explore we do-- museums, cemeteries, libraries, court houses,antique shops, more cemeteries, and even an occassional good eating establishment in order to keep our strength for all that brain work. We have even been known to stop and visit our" living"relatives for short periods of time!

Our children are raised so we are almost as free as birds. Join us in our adventures if you like genealogy, history, or a good laugh now and then. Pour a cup of coffee or tea and relax with us for some fun, some researching tips, and unusual insight into the world of Genealogy.

You Go Genealogy Girl #2, Cheri

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