We genealogist all know the drill. Go to archives. Photocopy stacks of paper. Drive home with migraine, seasick from microfilm machine. Take 15 years to recover. Scan scratchy, faded image into computer. Link to genealogy program, transcribe, source, pull out hair. Yup, I know the drill well. But no longer does the drill involve my… Continue reading Scanning. Why it no longer involves the scanner….
I have been doing the Go over now for 7 weeks and I admit that this week, I haven’t even read Thomas’ email. For one, the deep south has been anticipating this: And so, I have been busy watching the weather and preparing… Okay I have been doing what ever southerner does when 3-10 inches… Continue reading Genealogy Go Over-The Epiphany…..
My grandmother and her twin brother were indeed twins born in 1918. I spoke with the lady (their aunt) who was the midwife and she told me exactly what their birth was like. My great grandfather named the girl Leona, most likely after his twin brother Robert Lee. The sister named the boy Robert, after… Continue reading When The Documents Have the Wrong Date…..
Remember when we were in school. Each grading period had 6 weeks. That last week before report cards came out was the one most of us got serious about school. Up until then, we were just sitting in seats, pretending to care, now suddenly, we were about to have to deal with the wrath… Continue reading Genealogy Go Over Week 6
This week’s post from Thomas was a day late. We all understand that life takes over at times. It’s the nature of having jobs, friends, loved ones, sickness. Our ancestors had to deal with life’s pressures too and it would do us good to remember that when we are researching their lives. Why did… Continue reading Genealogy Go Over Week 5
Week 4: Tasks are a little more complicated and so is life. So here are my ideas for what week 4 will entail for me. Not sure if it will pan out that way: Managing Projects and Tasks: Specific tasks I am currently keeping track of in Evernote: World War I Draft Cards Probably… Continue reading Genealogy Go Over Week 4
Thomas MacEntee announced this week that he was going to do a genealogy Do Over. Randy Seaver then responded with a Not Doing a Do Over post. So the question becomes to do or not to do. Here is my plan for what it is worth. I plan on following Thomas’ Do Over with great… Continue reading The Genealogy Do Over
Part of my resolution for 2014 was to be better organized and it totally plays into all of my 2015 resolutions as well, so here is step one:Get what I already have organized into Evernote. I have been researching for over 25+ years. I don’t use online trees, or shaky notes (but if you do,… Continue reading Resolved: Step One
My resolution for 2014 was to get more organized and I did just that. Didn’t find any new ancestors, but the claims I have on old ones are much stronger now. I started using Evernote as my research log for genealogy and as of today I have 2141 notes (mostly documents) in Evernote! As I… Continue reading 2015 Genealogical Resolutions
I have been following a thread on FB about a young woman who wants to join the DAR on a patriot ancestor. From my experience with being a member of our local DAR for just a few months I have found DAR members come in two groups: Those, like me, that have been lifelong genealogist,… Continue reading I bet she feels a little cheated. …