I'm working hard on the Wiley family tree. About five years ago, Dad started researching the Wiley side of the family. Dad's grandpa was one of eleven children, and Dad knew most of them during his lifetime. I'm trying to incorporate genealogy with personal remembrances and pictures into this family tree. At this point, I'm just trying to fill in the missing pieces. I would like to print this genealogy book in the next few months, or else it is going to roll into another year. More births, deaths, divorces, etc.
I went to the local library tonight and looked up obituaries on seven dead Wileys. Luckily most of them are local and pretty easy to find. Only one of the eleven moved out of state, to Kansas. His granddaughter wrote a great Wiley genealogy book back in 1990. I took a day trip to Kansas while I was on vacation and found the tombstone of this relative and got a picture of it.
I've got a small file box with a hanging file for each relative. In each file is the loose paperwork and obituaries supporting the data that I have in the Family Tree Maker database. I'm also reviewing three other Wiley genealogies and figuring out the discrepancies, and trying to come up with the most accurate data possible.
So if blogging is light, I'm probably climbing the family tree.