Chasing rabbits !!

Some of you are, no doubt, looking at the title and saying, “Huh? What does hunting have to do with training?” For those of you who are not privileged to be either from the country or the South, the term “chasing rabbits” simply means going off on a tangent—in our case, in a teaching situation.

Are you familiar with the old saying chasing rabbits? Sometimes I use that expressions and people are so puzzled. But I’m going to stick with the title–and add a clip art picture.

I have not scanned a single piece of genealogical resource material for several days!! My tangent started so innocently: Add some Studebaker family information to my “tree” on Ancestry.com. An enormous number of individuals have the “Studebaker” surname but they had a “Frantz” mother or grandmother. Hour after hours, I documented “Studebaker” and then it was “Funderburg.” I entered my dear genealogy friend, Alvin K. Funderburg (1916-2014), to my Ancestry tree. Suddenly “Blickenstaff” was interwoven with Frantz, Studebaker, and Funderburg. Soon I had included my dear genealogy friend, Maxine Blickenstaff (1921-2013). They’re gone now but I fondly remember our correspondence. So many dear folks contributed to the book titled Frantz Families–Kith & Kin. (Check it out on the Internet.)

It’s addictive!! Get started documenting names on Ancestry. com and there seems no place to stop!! At the moment, I have 5,705 people documented in the Lorraine Frantz Ancestry.com “tree.” ~~ I’m writing this at 6 o’clock in the morning and I resolve to return to the “bigger” project of scanning and posting to the Digitized Library.

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