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….
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…..
Yes, I know I am late getting this one up. Blame Thomas who went off to something called Rootstech and wasted a week wearing tiaras and beads. 😉 (Just kidding Thomas, everyone deserves some down time and a working down time is probably the best kind. ) However, due to traveling and… Continue reading Genealogy Go Over Week 7
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
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
Since I am following Thomas MacEntee on his Genealogy Do Go Over, I thought I’d add my thoughts as to what I personally want to accomplish on this adventure. I got Thomas’ first email and decided that I would sit down and get my week one thoughts on paper monitor . Here are the tasks… Continue reading Genealogy Do Over-Week 1….
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
My resolution for 2014 was to get more organized and I did just that. Didn’t find any new ancestors, but the claims I have on old ones are much stronger now. I started using Evernote as my research log for genealogy and as of today I have 2141 notes (mostly documents) in Evernote! As I… Continue reading 2015 Genealogical Resolutions