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 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….
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…
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
Also known as Decisions, Decisions... In order to be more organized, and make the most of my genealogy research, I have for the last few years tried to make good use of the research log in my genealogy software. It has a lot of good things, but there were a lot of things it was… Continue reading Do I delete it or not?