Ruth's Genealogy

“And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”

I’m planning a trip to the downtown Fort Worth Public Library on my next day off. This is the main library and houses the Genealogy Department, as well as the Fort Worth Star-Telegram newspaper archives. I have several obituaries and newspaper items to look for, so I’d better make a list.

My RootsMagic software will create a very nice To-do List, but there is another program that I use that also works quite well.

ToDoList is an open-source program, billed as “a simple and effective way to keep on top of your daily tasks”. It is certainly that. This is my to-do list for the library trip:

todo

You may notice there are 10 tasks listed. I usually only have a couple of hours to spend at the library (free parking for 2 1/2 hours!), so I have learned to make a short, concise list of what I want to accomplish. With this list, I can go straight to the microfilm section and start looking for my clippings.

And I always bring my digital camera, since the printers don’t always create readable copies!

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