Davis Children

Davis Children
Ernest and Chessell's first 6 children...

24 January 2016

New Job...time to travel!!

So the new job has me traveling to Salt Lake City, UT to be trained on our machines and software packages. And...I will be moving to another location once that is complete. At first it was Memphis but now my new boss says maybe Charlotte, NC or Atlanta, GA instead. 

All this makes me wonder about the ancestors I know who moved long distances in their lives, from my Pilgrim ancestors making that heroic choice to go to the new world, to my GG Grandfather who decided to leave Maine and head to California to find a better life, while leaving my GG Grandmother and G Grandmother [born after he left] to fend for themselves in Maine. 

One of the benefits of going to Salt Lake is that the Family History Library is there - the largest repository of files, films and books needed to trace ones tree. I have been very lucky in finding lots of documents already scanned and available online. But I still have those unresolved ancestors I cannot find info on. 

Salt Lake will also afford me the opportunity to investigate a branch of my family who indeed were involved in the founding of the Mormon Church. It turns out that Joseph Smith, known as the Prophet, is my 3rd cousin, 5x removed. And one of my GG Grandfather's sister married a man who was also one of the original founders of the church and she eventually lived and died in the SLC area. So maybe a trip to the Church's Museum might be in my plans too. 

And maybe I will go to the rehearsal of the choir...because I can!