Jane Delger, a friend of mine, has been working for a number of years on an immigration database called OGF “Auswanderer.” It contains the names of many emigrants from the area of Oldenburg,Germany, among them many who had Ostfriesen relatives or connections.
Her recent comments capture a moment in the life of every genealogist who has become involved with doing online research while also trying to keep abreast of daily household duties:
“This emigration database could turn into a lifetime of work for a dozen people, easily. I usually have five screen open at once, checking German church records, ancestry.com, and findagrave.com, at the least. It is a lot of work, and I can’t do it too much or the laundry starts to pile up, but I do enjoy it when I can put together the pieces.”
Hmmm, I can relate to that feeling! It’s all too familiar.