Sunday, February 3, 2008

You know you're addicted when...

You're standing in front of the locked library doors, waiting for it to open at 1 pm Sunday afternoon, so you can get at least an hour of microfilm research in before you head to a Superbowl party.

Four more city directories down. The 1914 roll was incomplete - beginning with names starting with "Deb". Luckily, I found my one Blatt ancestor in the business section, so I know where his tailor shop was that year. While he wasn't living at the same address in 1915 as he was in 1913, the exact year he moved isn't a major concern.


Lidian said...

Your post reminded me of the Sunday when I had hardly got any sleep the night before and had just announced I was going to go lie down - when I happened to check the Ancestry databases (because I must know!) and found that they had just released the 1841 UK census on Friday (we'd been busy Fri and Sat). I don't have a subscription, I use it at the downtown library, you see. Way cheaper.

Anyway I suddenly woke up and began rushing around so I could get downtown as soon as it opened. I'd been waiting for years for it to be digitized you see.

A lot of us are like that!

Great blog BTW.

Anonymous said...

The last time I logged on to the Ancestry Library Edition at the local library, I recall it being just the Domestic (US) databases. Though it's possible different libraries have different Library Editions.

- John (too lazy to sign in)