Notes from the past…

Last week’s research activities

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Not much research this past week:

1. Completed entering data, sources for 3GGM Serena Jane Brown into RootsMagic database, uploaded images to Picasa Web Albums
2. Deleted several distant ancestors from my database*

*I don’t view genealogy as a collection of names. In order to maintain a manageable and accurate (as much as possible) database, I have to draw the line somewhere. To this end, I normally only research 2-3 generations laterally from my direct-line ancestors. Occasionally, I will find a more distant ancestor who has a really interesting story to tell. Maybe that person connects to a never-before-used resource (Dr F B Appling and the Southern Claims Commission) or perhaps I find someone who was involved in a particular historic event (Dr E T Easley and the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878).

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