Today is the maiden voyage of my geneablog.
I am a librarian and archivist (and I’ve even played one on tv), so I thought I might share some thoughts on family research from both sides of the reference desk.
Sassy Jane Genealogy is a family history website, featuring blog posts and e-book genealogy guides on U.S. and European genealogy research. The name Sassy Jane comes from 1920s newspaper ads for “rayon frocks,” combining my love of genealogy and everything vintage.
Much has changed since 1977, when I started my first job as a genealogy librarian at the Pikes Peak Library District, except my delight helping people find their ancestors. My first job out was an education, as I started just as (the first) Roots made genealogy so popular.
Just now my research is in the U.S., Scotland, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Prussia, South Africa, and New Zealand. I’m a bit intimidated about researching German records for Prussia, though. But stick with me: I’ll learn!
I feel like I need a post sign-off like Edward R. Murrow. How about: Good night and good searching!