Yesterday, we traveled to southern Rhode Island to the RI Genealogy Society meeting. It took an hour and a half to get there and of course, the same time to return home. I have not belonged to this state society long but I feel very comfortable with the nice genealogists there. We sat with my friend Rob Grandchamp, the young historian, who roped me into speaking with him at the late January meeting about our collaboration of genealogy and history over a period of two years or more. (Sure, why not, I shrugged)
I would have taken a photo of the tiny cemetery, literally in the parking lot of the church, if it had not been pouring. Classic Rhode Island situation. [HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: SK044 WAKEFIELD BAPTIST CEMETERY SOUTH KINGSTOWN RI]
Josh Taylor of NEHGS did a fine job covering maps and mapping software (I know nothing about this) and a woman named Kristen from the RI Historical Society talked about the progress they are making with cataloging collections. (Doesn't sound like a fun job to me!).
Robert gave me a copy of his first book about his Knight families contribution to the Revolutionary War which will be a fine read. I bought the membership list and looked it over when I got home. The cover looks like a "Wordle" and several of my family surnames are represented. I could have some new contacts!
Today, we are back to regular life and I have too many things to do this week! I am going to try to straighten up my office a bit today instead of doing research.