For those who don’t Genealogy Research Travel the way we do, let me describe a typical research day. Our last trip was eleven days. We drove about 6 hours the first day, checked into a hotel and started visiting cemeteries, historical societies and archives. We tend to move hotels about every other day. This time… Continue reading Post Research Trip-What to do next
There’s been a lot of discussion among my genealogy friends of methods of researching and keeping up with research. Because my family were southerners who came to the United States (or rather to North America), most of my migration routes are NC to TN, SC to TN, PA to VA to TN. 98% of my… Continue reading Genealogical Research Logging
Every genealogist worries that no one will want to carry on their genealogy after they are gone. I have three kids. The oldest was my best hope. 🙂 He loves World War II and airplanes, so I figured he’d be the easiest to bring in. His younger sister hates history and I figured she was… Continue reading Genealogist at Work-I Have A Genealogy Heir!!!!
When I started researching my genealogy over 25 years ago, I had two small children, chronic debilitating migraines, and stayed at home. Most genealogical records were found at state and local courthouses or archives. Our public library had the Federal Population Census for Tennessee and Alabama. The 1920 census had just been released, so they… Continue reading Genealogist at Work-Times Have Changed Even for Genealogists
Several months ago, I decided to move all my genealogy research to Evernote and I have been keeping my research log there ever since. As most genealogists know, a good research log can save you time, but when your family refused to live more than 45 miles from each other for 6 generations (on most… Continue reading Making a Genealogy Research Trip Productive….
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
This week’s tasks seem simple, but they aren’t a do it once and we are done type list. They are something we have to do with every document in our care (over 4600 for me so far) and we need to do it every time we add a new one: Tracking Research What I… Continue reading Genealogy Go Over Week 3
Just a few more days in 2014. My goals for this year in Genealogy were to get more organized and boy did I take that on board. I finally gave in and purchased a year of Evernote because I have been making such good progress getting my notes into it and making sure sources are… Continue reading Finishing 2014 Genealogy Strong….
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