Posted in response to a post on a FB about not trusting electronic media and not going digital with genealogy papers. Here is my response!Anyone who uses a computer without a back up, is asking for trouble.My house could burn down. I could get hit by a tornado (again). Anything could happen to paper as… Continue reading To Go Digital or Not to Go Digital, That is the Question
Yesterday I worked on one ancestor Wiley Brown, who is the husband on Keziah Gambill, who I posted on Saturday's Story. I went through one index roll and found about 15 deeds for him (and probably her for those following) covering 7 rolls of microfilm. Now I figure if I do a really good job… Continue reading Researching, Organization, or Are You Prepared to be Overwhelmed?
Productive: Had a problem understanding how a life estate worked. Sent an email to Advanced-Research-L@rootsweb.com and within 24 hours had my answer and a lot of good future research advice from people who know what they are doing. Unproductive: Spent 4 hours reading the ABC Bachelor blog. It was like playing slots in Vegas. You… Continue reading Why Genealogy with an Internet connection can be so…
I am so excited! I am signed up for a lecture Saturday on DNA with Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak. Yes, I did spell her name correctly. She is an expert on DNA and genealogy. Since I have been off, I have barely had time to do any personal genealogy. But Saturday I have all day to… Continue reading DNA with Megan
before the trip... I get emails all the time asking for advice before heading to the archives or courthouse for a research trip. So here are some of my suggestions for what to do if you are headed to TN to research. The suggestions will work for any state, that's just where I head. :)… Continue reading Researching at the Archives or Courthouse…
I didn't do much genealogy pre computers. I grew up in the computer age, and so it was natural when I started doing genealogy to get a computer. My first computer just use EMACS and a simple word processing program to allow me to type in the family tree. When I found someone or new… Continue reading Modern Genealogy
In my real life, I try to record every activity I need to do on my calendar so I stay really organized. I also have daily to do lists that keep my house basically clean. After years of researching, I am now applying that same thing to my genealogy. First thing I did was purchase… Continue reading Organized Genealogy Research