Time to Get Back to Work

This is a little embarrassing; people are registering to receive updates and I haven’t posted in years. It’s also a blessing because it may be the nudge I need to do more work, although I recently moved back to California away from all of my primary sources.
It occurs to me that doing genealogy may be a bit like eating an elephant. Every once in awhile someone will drop a truckload of well-researched and documented information in your lap, but usually it’s best to just take one bite at a time. I’m anxious to get to my 3rd great-grandfather Babb, but I feel like I ought to tie up loose ends in more recent generations first.
I’m pretty comfortable that I know what I need to know about my mother and her immediate family. I’m sure that I don’t know everything, but it’s probably none of my business. The Lawrence Morgan sighting in Wyoming in 1910 is intriguing, but what would it mean if it was my grandfather? Probably not much.
My father’s immediate family has been interesting. I think I’m good with the paternal grandparents, and I’ll respect the privacy of his sisters’ families. #5’s parents, although known, are more of a mystery. Who was #10 besides a name, where did he come from, and what became of him? Where did #11 come from?
For the time being, my “plan” is to work on the gaps in #8’s family and in #10’s. See how long I last before I get distracted again.

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