Life Goes On
Genealogists can never be done because life goes on; babies are born, grow up, get married, divorced, have their own children, and then ultimately pass away.
I sent my Breitenstein book off to the publisher a month ago. I spent probably 30 years researching it, the last year writing it and the last four months indexing, correcting footnotes, proofing and altogether finishing it.
In the last three weeks, I have discovered an Albano/Saylor marriage in Florida, Benko/Bodeman marriage in Indiana and a McGee/Richardson marriage in Kentucky. I have also found that Jerry Luhr Jenkins, Charlotte Rose (Fischer) Kohler, Robert Elston Chappelle Sr. and Mary Shannon (Ryan) Saylor have all passed away. As a researcher I am thrilled to have more current information. As an author who just sent a book off to the bindery, it makes me nuts. This is why so much research stays as work in progress and doesn’t get translated into books. Times passes, things change and at the same time new records become accessible leaving more information open to discovery. Wow, is it hard to let go!