Vita brevis; genealogia longa

Progress, under the covers

If you’ve wondered why I haven’t been blogging or updating my genealogy database, it’s because my laptop was stolen (argh!) from my office (double argh!). While, yes, my data is all backed up, we’re waiting for the insurance before we go acquire a replacement. I’m using the one-before laptop (the one that amazingly survived a coffee spill) but it’s a Powerbook G4 and cannot run Parallels, and therefore cannot run TMG. Its disk is also too small to restore everything that was on the lost machine, so I have to pick and choose.

Frustrating, to be sure, because I have received a veritable mass of material from the wonderful Janice Cantrell, archivist of the Archdiocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend (Indiana), covering the careers of Rev. (Robert) Emmett KELLY (and giving his death date!) and his nephews, Rev. Thomas Emmett DILLON and Rev. John Edward DILLON. Even better (and more unexpected, to say the least) she has given me a pointer to the possible whereabouts of Rev. Michael TIERNEY (Lott TIERNEY‘s brother) in Iowa. Next stop: writing the archivist of the Diocese of Sioux City.

I didn’t think to restore my electronic copy of Evidence Explained last night, which was silly, since I much prefer to include correct citations with my photographs. Nonetheless, I’m doing the genealogy happy dance now, and will do it again when I can share this all with you!

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