Feeling satisfied today–rightfully so, I suppose. After twenty-plus years of research plus three more years of effort trying to put a draft together of my book–the draft is now finished! Not the final product! The draft!

This has been a difficult project, to say the least. The book deals with three major family lines that merged together. Finding records for these people was like searching for a needle in the haystack! I stopped several times along the way to exclaim: “This can’t be done!” Then I pressed on and FINALLY finished the draft this week. The editing job begins next week–my spring-through-summer adventure. The day I put the icing on the cake is the day I send it off to the publisher.

So, today I am relaxing (and working on the bibliography.)

Next week–pick-ax and shovel in hand–I start the tunneling job–mining the words in my transcript!

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