If you are following the families that I have been tracing since November (we are up to the letter W now), you might wonder where I've been for the last two weeks. Far exceeding my interest in genealogy, is my interest in traveling. In the last year, I have been to Alaska, Turkey, Mexico and now just returning from two weeks in Europe.
There was a time when my traveling actively intertwined with my genealogical research and I made many trips to Salt Lake City and ancestral places like Edinburgh, Scotland. Now with my research complete for the large part, I enjoy the passive intertwining of genealogy and travel. During this trip to Amsterdam and Brussels, I enjoyed two genealogical side trips to Leiden and Aachen. I hope to visit more places in the upcoming years, especially villages in the Slovak Republic. When I was a student in 1983, I visited the then communist state of Czechoslovakia, mainly seeing Prague. Although I had cousins there, I was told not to contact them since it would be bad for them to be seen with an American. Now, no such hindrances exist.
So, in separate posts, I'll detail my two visits. Then starting next week we will switch gears totally and delve in to the world of medieval genealogy. Eventually I will get back to the families and take up where I've left off and finish the alphabet.