Notes from the past…


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The task begins…

This evening, I went through my “correspondence” folder, where I have documented all the letters I have sent out and info I have requested. There’s really not that much!
Anyway, I scanned the SS5 for my great-grandfather, Charles Arthur Rogers, and the death certificate for my great-grandmother, Mary Tennessee Turner, and added them to my website. I actually remembered how to get them both uploaded and put on the proper page and the thumbnails work correctly and everything! Pretty scary! I also added the documentations to my Family Tree program.
I have a lot of work to do to get all of this information into my Family Tree file and uploaded to my website. Might take months. But, it won’t cost me a dime to do all this, and I really need to get this done before I go in search of new info and new people. I have pretty much come to the end of the road (or at least I had a few months ago) as far as getting genealogical data off the Internet. It is almost time to actually start visiting courthouses and writing letters. I had started this last summer, but quit before I had done much. I have several “leads” that I need to follow up on and really get serious about this work.
I have a big stack of notes on scraps of paper, etc, to get into my FTM and my website. I want everything properly documented. None of this means anything if it’s not documented. After I get all this caught up, I might rejoin Ancestry.com or possibly another such site. Maybe I can afford it again by then!
I would still someday like to take the National Genealogical Society’s Home Study Course. I took their Intro to Genealogy online course a couple of years ago, but I want more! The Intro was very good, but also very basic. I want more in-depth training. But it costs $585, which isn’t possible right now