Awhile ago I created a chronological index of transcriptions, which I have kept up-to-date. Originally I had one chronological list of all my posts, but at some point last year I created two lists - depending upon whether the document referenced a maternal or paternal ancestor. And I realized there was a significant imbalance. As of this Monday, that imbalance has been corrected. 52 posts relating to paternal ancestors; 52 posts relating to maternal ancestors. And one transcription relating to my self.
I find the differences between my research on my maternal and paternal ancestors interesting. My maternal grandparents saved a multitude of letters. However, finding mention of kin in newspaper archives has been difficult. On the other hand, while less letters seem to have been saved by paternal branches, I have found a multitude of references in newspapers. Part of the difference may be due to the fact I live where my paternal ancestors lived at least for a few generations. I have a greater access to St. Louis newspaper archives than I do to Texas or New England newspapers.
What does the future hold for this space? As I mentioned in early January when I reached 100 transcriptions
I believe in 2011 I may begin including some transcriptions that don't directly mention kin, but are of interest historically, either in the Greater St. Louis area, or in other ancestral locations. I also have a couple more audio tapes I still wish to transcribe - one of which excerpts from may appear here.I also still have a lot of letters that haven't been transcribed.