Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Relaxation Can Be Combined With Your Passion



Some of our early ancestors did not migrate directly from the old world to North America. That is particularly true of ancestors who immigrated to the southern United States in the 17th century. Some of my Dowell cousins suspect that our immigrant Dowell may have made a stop in Barbados before  arriving in Maryland. This is certainly a possible port of transit between Great Britain and the documented "appearance" of Philip Dowell in Anne Arundel County, Maryland as a tobacco planter in the 1690s.


If genealogy has become a passion for you as it has for me, you can combine it with a relaxing trip to the Virgin Islands to explore such theories:

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The International Association of Library Associations (IFLA) is an organization of national associations like the American Library Association (ALA). It is not an organization to which individuals can join except as representatives of their local organization. This year IFLA's annual conference will be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico immediately after this family history preconference. Even if you have no intention to attend you may wish to click on the link to take a peek at what librarians from around the world will be discussing there.


I'm leaving today to attend the ALA annual conference in New Orleans. About 20,000 of us will be sweating there for the next several days. New Orleans is one of my favorite cities; but June is NOT my favorite month to visit--particularly since this will be my fourth post-Katrina visit.


I'm afraid I'll have to take a pass on this wonderful opportunity to visit the Virgin Islands as I have already made plans to work on the other end of my family tree then. I have a grandson in Nashville who will be turning 4 in August. What about you?

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