I am not a fan of shaky leaves or having my family tree online where people can link to it or add to it. I am an old fashioned genealogist. Set me in a dusty courthouse, give me $50 in quarters and leave me until the dust sends me into a coma and I am… Continue reading Doing Genealogy The Old Fashion Way in a New Fangled World….
In keeping with my 2014 challenge, one of the things I want to do is make sure I have found all the documents for an ancestor. That they are scanned, transcribed, and properly sourced. First, scanning. I admit, I cheat. I use FamilySearch, Fold3, and Ancestry for my documents. The 40,000 ones in my filing… Continue reading So you say you’d like to be a little more organized?….
As discussed on TMG-L here are a list of my custom tag types. If you have any questions about the use of the tag type, just post a comment. 1790Census 1790Census-Image 1800Census 1800Census-Image 1810Census 1810Census-Image 1820Census 1820Census-Image 1830Census 1830Census-Image 1840Census 1840Census-Image 1850Census 1850Census-Image 1850SlaveCensus 1860Census 1860Census-Image 1860SlaveCensus 1870Census 1870Census-Image 1880Census 1880Census-Agricultu 1880Census-Image 1890Census 1890Census Civil… Continue reading Custom TMG tag types
In another post I compared my local Walmart with the new Publix and Lin responded that she preferred her co-op. I think some of it could be that we prefer that which is familiar and the same is true with grocery stores and genealogy programs. I had #1 in 1991. I had dabbled in genealogy… Continue reading The Familiar… Grocery stores or genealogy programs
Let me first say I like this program and have used it since pretty much the beginning. I rarely use the TO DO LIST function in Gensmarts, but prefer the CUSTOMIZE RECORDS FEATURE. But today's blog is about using the TO DO LIST function, with filters to narrow down the suggestions. Today's blog is on… Continue reading Gensmarts…
It's been said that if you can't find an ancestor, hop on the collateral train. I have looked for the parentage of George L. Gee for 20 years. Nothing, Nada, more brick walls than you can count. He currently has 14 parents in TMG that are marked Father-Not (This person is NOT his father) or… Continue reading In Search of Collaterals…
I have a fun week coming up. Only have to work a few hours on Monday and a few on Tuesday and then I am off for the holidays! I am looking forward to a little genealogy free time. Today I am making the most of a cold Sunday by working on Marriages. First I… Continue reading Genealogy Productivity
Most productive people will tell you they use To Do Lists. I am a big fan. In fact, since I use Outlook 2007 for my email reader, I keep my personal to do list in Outlook. Because tasks can be made to repeat at regular intervals, I can check off a task, and then have… Continue reading To Do Lists
As you probably realized by now, I use the Master Genealogist as my computer genealogy program. I am a big fan. A few years ago I really got out of the data cleanup business from my import from Ultimate Family Tree and was able to really begin researching. Now when I say researching, I mean… Continue reading My Research Log
If you are a big user of The Master Genealogist, like me, you know that there are times when you want to preform a task globally and nothing does that better than TMG utility by John Cardinal. Over the years, I have set up Name tags for women after they married to make it easier… Continue reading Why I love TMG utility