Can I survive a week without family history?

15 Jun

In few weeks my wife and I will be on a weeks holiday in South Devon, England and my biggest worry is not whether the weather will stay fine, but whether I can survive a week away from my genealogy, without becoming unbearable.

I have no research to do in the Devon Record Office, as far as I know I have no Devon ancestors, I have no laptop (although I could probably find an internet connected PC, but that wouldn’t go down too well) and I certainly won’t have space to pack my family history files, so for the whole week I shall be genealogy free.

Hardly an hour goes by without me thinking about some aspect of my family history, let alone spending a whole day away from my genealogy. A whole week away from it is unimaginable.

I shall probably take a genealogy history book with me to read, and I am sure I can find other books and magazines in an emergency. Perhaps, if things get really bad I could sneak off to a graveyard or cemetery and record some monumental inscriptions, just to satisfy my cravings!

I am hopeful that we will be able to indulge my passion for walking, and that will keep my mind off family history. Hopefully my wife and I can enjoy some of the South West Coast Path together.

2 Responses to “Can I survive a week without family history?”

  1. Alex June 16, 2009 at 6:17 am #

    Psssst – COLES, Ottery St Mary, c. 1800. You know, just in case you find yourself quarantined inside the Devon Record Office due to swine flu or something😉

  2. wanderinggenealogist June 19, 2009 at 6:43 am #

    Are trying to get me into trouble? Doing my own research on holiday would be bad enough, but doing someone else’s, that would be grounds for divorce I’m sure!!🙂

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