I love the whole idea of trying to document the people of River Portal. I love the idea of possibly providing a connection or a little clue for someone who may discover family at River Portal through what I share. That would be the ultimate satisfaction! I love the idea of connecting to others who share this special place - this unique heritage.
I'm vexed and perplexed!!!
I have been doing research for other people for years. I've been thrilled to fill in blanks for people. It's not like I'm a newbie and not like I don't know how to do research. I'm not saying that I won't always have a lot to learn. When do we ever stop learning if we're really working at something - at anything? It's just that I think that the experience I already have should make tracing the River Portal people fairly easy. NOT!!! I could yank my prematurely white hair out by the roots in clumps! UGH!!!
I've been able to find bits and pieces and I continue to research. I like being able to follow a family through many years - through generations. Many of these River Portal people are just more difficult than most I've encountered in the past. Why doesn't my skill match my desire and passion? If I could only WILL myself past the brick walls! My people are done. It's other people's people I seek. I've done that successfully for years. Why am I stuck here in River Portal???
Don't get me wrong....I LOVE it here where River Portal used to be. I'm just frustrated!
To make matters more difficult there are incredible pictures I want to share - pictures of the town when it was active. Unfortunately the prices being charged to get copyright permission are beyond my means. I'll have to research to see if I can post links to the pictures. Not the best choice but maybe my only one. ? Why can't it be quid pro quo? Why can't I donate my research in exchange for use of the pics? More clumps of hair being pulled out!
So....I'm suffering from madness on this Monday!