Find-A-Grave. I have pages from county histories and biographical dictonaries from related people awaiting my perusal and evaluation. And that pile of obits? I've whittled it down to sixteen. But I know I am not done. I know those obituaries and marriage announcements and census records are out there, I just haven't found the right combination of words to put in the search box to whittle those hits on Fulton History down below 5000.At this point I figure I will just type all the obituaries and put them aside to work on descendants later. By this time, I have associated about 120 census records with these families I am working on. I have a stack of printouts with information to verify from
Hubby tries to drag me away from my research by promising lunch out. I ask him for five more minutes - in reality more like fifteen - and I am still drinking my morning coffee which has long grown cold. Hubby is glaring at me from my office door. Ancestry won't load the page fast enough, my palms are sweaty and I sit there rocking back and forth and ..
Yes, this is how you know I have OCFRD. That and my office chair has my butt so deeply impressed into it that no one can sit there comfortably except me.
Good luck researching!
P.S. My OCFRD paid off. I determined that Mrs. Charles Gaiser (not Geiser) was Ethel Percival who married first Henry Lockwood (not Larkwood as one obit had it.) Her second husband was Charles Gaiser and I actually found his obituary too. I didn't find them together on the 1930 census because they weren't married yet. It only took two weeks! I'm even done sorting out which child belongs to Charles and his first wife and Ethel and her first husband and which belongs to both of them.