Notes from the past…


Leave a comment

Maybe this will work

I created this using Google Notebook:

WordPress Database

Organization of each ancestor page in WordPress database

Main page- Family Group Sheet
Secondary Pages-Photographs (people, cemeteries, houses)
Census Records (scanned images)
BMD Records (birth or death certificates, marriage licenses, Bible records, newspaper obits)
Military Records (scanned NARA or WWI)
Misc Records (anything else)

****

Family Tree Legends Database

To be completed before leaving each ancestor’s file:

MAIN PAGE
Name sources- all documented
Birth sources- all documented
Death sources- all documented

FACTS PAGE
Birth
Census
Education
Military
Marriage
Religion
Occupation
Public Service
Death
Funeral
Cemetery
Federal Land Warrant
Taxation
Voter Registration
Will

NOTES

SCRAPBOOK
Photographs
Documents


Leave a comment

A checklist

I have been busy this week with my Turner family research. I have been reviewing each person in my Family Tree Legends database and making sure that all sources are in place and correctly documented. I have also been adding images to each person’s file. As I go from one person to another, I occasionally refer back to another database. When I get there, I frequently find something I have left out, such as a census record or photograph. It’s rather frustrating and pretty time-consuming to find these omissions and have to stop what I am doing to update that file. My solution? Create a checklist for each ancestor’s database and file, a simple form that I can use with each person as I go through their information. That will be my project for this next week.
I have also been creating more web pages and uploading photos and documents for my Turner folks. A busy job!