Ruth's Genealogy

“I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.” -Abraham Lincoln

My carport 2 days ago!

I have been participating in Tonia’s 31 Weeks to a Better Genealogy Blog challenge, and it has been a lot of fun and a lot of work!

This has been a much-needed motivator for me, as I tend to neglect my blog. It has also been a great way to get through these past couple of weeks with record high temperatures in north Texas. Simply put: TOO HOT TO THINK!

As part of Tonia’s challenge, she is doing weekly random giveaways of genealogy goodies that she received at the recent Southern California Genealogical Society’s 2011 Jamboree. How exciting! I love surprises!

This morning, I got an email from Tonia with a coupon code for discounted items at

No better way to shop than from the comfort of my slightly-worn-but-broken-in-just-right office chair with my pajama-clad legs propped up on my desk! Oh, did I mention my nice, cool, air-conditioned living room?

Anyway, I chose 2 items:

I ordered both as digital downloads, so guess what I’ll be doing today?


P. S. Today’s forecast is for 105 degrees for the 16th straight day of 100-degree of higher temps!


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