For awhile now, I've been thinking about how to combine my expertise in law with my passion for genealogy and history. Until early this morning, I hadn't hit the right formula.
But I awoke for some reason at 3:00 am and tried hard to get back to sleep. When nothing seemed to work, I just let my mind wander. I was thinking about my great-great-grandfather, Guy Bryant (born 27 Oct 1861, DeWitt County, Texas; died 27 Oct 1918, Rockport, Aransas County, Texas). I thought about an incident that happened when he was about 15 years old . . . and an idea occurred to me for the right blend of law, genealogy, and history! After mentally sketching it out for awhile, I fell back asleep. Thanks, Grandpa Guy!
As the darkness yielded to a bluish-gray Central Valley dawn, I awoke again excited about this idea, but a bit sobered by the realization that--believe it or not--there are legal issues that stand in the way of its full implementation! These are not insurmountable, fortunately, but they will take a few months to sort out. So I can't fully describe the idea yet. But you'll be the first to know.
In the meantime, has an ancestor ever helped you solve a vexing problem?