We have all heard the Christmas song, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” In several verses, you sing about figgy pudding. So, what is figgy pudding? It is a thick, heavy, cake-like Christmas, dessert popular in 19th century England.
I am a busy person. I am a newlywed, I work two jobs, and I'm a full-time graduate student working towards a Masters in Library Science. With all that going on, it can get quite stressful. I love to cook, but at the moment, I really don’t have time to make an elaborate gourmet meal every night (much to my husband’s disappointment)! Most of the time, I don't even want to come home and cook at all. I have come to rely on my crockpot for many of our meals. Can I just say, I LOVE my crockpot! Who’s with me?? It doesn’t get much easier than that!
Reading comes easily now. It is second nature, and as adults, we pick and choose what we read throughout the day–the newspaper, the return address of some mail, signs, books, and products well-placed in a scene of your favorite movie. The process of seeing words, comprehending their meaning not only in the groups of letters we call words but the order of those words forming sentences, and gaining a whole understanding of whatever material it is that we’re reading doesn’t pose much of a challenge nowadays.
Have you hit a brick wall in your Genealogy research? Need help translating that German document? Having trouble with FamilyTree Maker? The Midwest Genealogy Center may be able to help. We have staff members and volunteers that will meet with you by appointment. This free service does not replace the assistance of a professional and/or paid researcher, but in many cases, our staff and volunteers may be able to help you break through that brick wall in your research.
If your family is like mine, when the holidays are getting ready to roll around, they start to ask, "What gifts do you want for the holidays?" When this happens, remember your genealogy wish list. Here are some ideas that might delight anyone working on their family tree.