Two years ago I purchased a fancy microfilm reader.  Here it is, sitting on a table in the back of my office:

And here is the microfilm collection I planned to work on transcribing, tucked away in a corner of my office:

This past Christmas I bought myself a fancy scanner with the intention of scanning my photos and documents. Here’s a picture of it sitting on my desk:

I have Family Tree Maker 2000 (?) installed on my computer, which means my GEDCOM file is outdated by about 9 – 10 years (hangs head in shame). I have a lot of the new births/deaths/anniversaries/divorces that occured in my family in my head, I just have to get it on paper and into the database. Actually, I have a lot of stuff in my head that needs to be put on paper.  And since I’ve recently cleaned up one big time wasting mess in my life (if your fam and reading this, don’t ask) I’m now ready to recommit to the black history/ family history researching that I love.

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