I recently created a Facebook page for the Martin Handcart Company, since there wasn’t one and since my great-great-grandmother was part of that company. I’ve started to gather information about the Martin Company and today I discovered that Mormon Migration website not only has a list of the passengers on the Horizon (the ship that the Martin Handcart Company took from Liverpool, England to Boston, Massachusetts) but they have images of the pages from the ship’s book where all the names where originally record. I’m really excited to take some time and find Mary Taylor and her family.
I love the power of the internet to share images of documents like these. Have you found something similar through the internet in your family history?
I love that you created a Facebook page for this company. I never thought of doing something like that! What a good way to share.
I’m so glad you think so. I thought so too, but being new to Facebook I wasn’t sure. I hope to gather as many histories and stories from the members of the company and make it a place for their descendants to learn more and possibly connect with other descendants.
I think that’s a fantastic idea. Although I’m overwhelmed with ideas and no time, I feel as if there is something I ought to create on FB in a similar vein. Luckily, I can’t think of it right now ;).
I’m with you there. I have way more ideas than time to execute them. I saw a hint this week about using those 10 minute time slots that pop up during the day for either projects you procrastinate or the ones that you’d love to do but don’t have the time. I know I’m guilty of wasting little bits of time between things. So, I’m going to make some conscious choices about how I use those 10 minutes here and 5 minutes there better. I think I can if I’m prepared.
That’s funny because I was thinking about that this morning! But then I wonder if I need those periods to rest haha.
If you pick something that you really love to do in those time slots I think it will be more rejuvenating than taking a break. When I get over my cold (yes, I have another cold) I’m going to try this and I’ll let you know how it goes.