I have not had much of a chance to post recently. Been very busy around the house, with my daughter's first birthday last week and with work. I have managed to do a few things of genealogy interest.
I took advantage of the Oprah promo at 23andme and ordered three ancestry kits. They will go to my Mom, my wife, and myself. I asked my Mom to do it because she has never known the identity of her maternal grandfather and I thought there is a chance that we could identify him. My wife did not want me to spend the money on hers, she says it will come back and tell her 100% Chinese and never find and cousins. I'm hoping for a surprise. And then there is me. Besides my mother's missing branches I am hopeful I might be able to connect with a distant cousin from Italy. Hey, you never know unless you try.
This morning I filled out and mailed our 2010 census form. I have a whole new perspective on filling out the census now. I also made sure to scan the two pages I filled in so that my descendents can see it before it becomes publically available in 2082.
This afternoon I submitted an application to be on a reality television show called 'The Generations Project'. It is run by BYU TV and the first season is being shown now. I wrote about my great uncle Joseph and the Christmas day daughter that he had on the day that he was murdered. I don't know if I got in on time, but if I did get chosen, I think it would be an amazing experience.