Welcome to My Genealogy Obsession blog. This is part 2 of a 2-part series. If you want to read part 1, you can find it here.
I also included the addresses that I was able to obtain from some of the census records, but I ended up handwriting that list. Here is my list of residential addresses.
On the left, I have the source of the address and on the right of the addresses are the names of the couple that lived at that address. After making this list, I then Google mapped the addresses. The Highlighted ones are the addresses that are still homes. The ones not highlighted are homes that have been demolished and replaced with parking lots, medical buildings or freeway overpasses. I was a bit dissapointed when I found out that two of my addresses were demolished for a freeway overpass. These two addresses were for my husband’s grandmother. One house was the house she lived in when she was 1 year old and the second house was the last house I could find her living in before she showed up in California. I was hoping to be able to visit these houses, take pictures, talk to the owners/occupants and possibly take pictures of the inside in hopes of bringing all of these photos home to my husband. However, since I am not able to do that, my other idea was to speak to the St. Louis Genealogical societies that will be in attendance at the conference and see if there is any history on the area or the houses. I will be crossing my fingers.
Now all I need for this adventure is a travel companion. I have read several articles about planning genealogy research trips and they mostly say that I shouldn’t be alone. That should be the last thing I need to do with this adventure.