Friday, July 17, 2009

Monongalia Co, WV here I come...maybe

Ok so apparently I have a tendency to run with things a little too far and I think I did it again. Over the past few days I've been looking on the internet for info about the settlement of what is now Monongalia Co., WV looking for those ever-present Bromagems and found that the Genealogy Trails website for that county needed a host. So, in my enthusiasm, I thought I'd ask about what was required and all the details about hosting a county. Well I guess the person who responded was pretty excited about my query because the next thing I knew, I was working on a sample page to submit to her for review prior to the site being transferred to me.

Now what in the world was I thinking! I have my ProGen and NGSQ groups, a 6 year old son who is out of school for the summer, this blog, and of course the biggie is that I'm moving in a month. How in the world am I going to find the time to work on a Genealogy Trails site, let alone one for a state that I do not live in. True, I'm accumulating a nice collection of resources thanks to googlebooks, interlibrary loan, and the FHC films (if they would ever get here) and I've been working on the Monongalia Co locality guide that may be my ProGen assignment for this month but really. I must be so sleep-deprived an stressed out that my brain isn't working anymore.

In any case, the old site is posted at and I'm not planning on changing too much, other than the brief historical intro on the home page. Some of that info is kindof sketchy and could be done a little better, at least I think so. If I decide to take on the site, I can't imagine it would take very long for the volunteers to get my page uploaded. I'm sure you'll be hearing me rant and rave about it if I take it, LOL!


  1. Everyone always asks why I am so quiet in person. The truth is that if I ask questions, I'll end up in charge of something.

    You'll do a great job. :)

  2. Isn't it funny how you can just fall into things, whether it's the right time or not. I am really anxious to take it on, I think it would be a great excuse to push me to keep learning more and more about the area and those who have passed through. After taking a closer look at what I've got going on right now though, I decided to write the admin and tell her that I just couldn't handle it this month but if no one had stepped up by late August, after my move, then I would be glad to take control. So that's the plan, I hope it works out.