Made lots of progress today on my new goal and thought I’d share the progress. No I don’t intend to update daily, but I wanted to encourage not only my new readers (Welcome!) but also myself. Slept in this morning, because it was cold and it was officially my first day of vacation. I have… Continue reading Genealogist at Work-Progress on Day One
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
I am working on getting all our family photos scanned and shared on FB with my cousins and then moved to photo safe albums. Okay, the term all is a little vague: Let’s just say my mom is a huge fan of Rubber Made and our family photos have allowed more than one Rubber… Continue reading So You Wanna Sort Some Pictures….
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….
Ever wish you had a good way of keeping up with all those books and microfilm that your ancestor WAS NOT FOUND on? Well, by carefully naming my Evernote microfilm notes and book notes, and by tagging them with my ancestor’s Not Found tag, I can do just that: Here are a sampling of… Continue reading And our ancestor is NOT FOUND on….
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….
Yup, I am behind. This week can’t blame Thomas or his tiaras. Instead have to blame a lack of caring on my part. Winter has hit the Deep South, schools have been closed, having a hard time finding motivation to work, clean house, do much besides watch the snow and pray for spring…. I… Continue reading Genealogy Go Over Week 8
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…..
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