Notes from the past…

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Last week’s research activities

Last week was a good week for research! Here is what I hoped to accomplish:

  • Witness the Texas Rangers win 3 more games in the World Series and bring home THE TROPHY!
  • Research and document my findings for
  1. Amanda Carroll
  2. Harriett Ann Carroll
  3. Effie Bennett
  4. Robert Augusta Carroll
  5. Susan Ella Carroll
  • Complete the Week 16 task for 31WBGB, which has yet to be assigned.

I actually reviewed/updated 11 ancestor’s records. The most interesting was my 2GGU Pat Carroll, who was murdered in a saloon gunfight in San Saba, Texas in 1906! Where is Gary Cooper when you need him?

The Week 16 31WBGB task has yet to be posted. Not sure what’s going on there…

As for the Rangers? An exciting, yet disastrous end to a wonderful season. NEXT YEAR! OUR TEXAS, OUR RANGERS!

I also updated my RootsWeb FreePages site and WorldConnect database.

And finally, I was able to create a badly-needed direct-line ancestor report, thanks to Midge Frazel and Bruce Buzbee. Now I can really get to work on my (direct-line ancestor) research wiki!

A very productive week, indeed!

Plans for next week:

  • Research and document my findings for
  1. Monroe Spurgeon Carroll
  2. Eulalie L Trice
  3. James Bennett (Sr)
  4. Denson Martin
  5. Thomas S Carroll
  • Complete the Week 16 task for 31WBGB
  • Update both my Freepages site and WorldConnect database
  • Add 2 direct-line ancestors to my research wiki

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Need a Direct-Line Ancestor report?

I do. I need a list of my direct-line ancestors only, no siblings or kids. Why?

A few months ago, I created a wiki at PBWorks where I can document my in-depth research on my direct-line ancestors. To be able to do this, I needed to create a report containing my direct-line ancestors only. No siblings, no kids, no in-laws. Just the direct line.

I started to populate my wiki, one name at a time, drawn from my RootsMagic database. By hand. One at a time. A slow and potentially mistake-ridden process.

So I have been trying to figure out how to create a RootsMagic report that would suffice. Couldn’t figure it out on my own, so I started to search the ‘Net. Didn’t take long to find Midge Frazel’s 3-part posting. Well-written with simple step-by-step instructions. Even some help from RootsMagic guru Bruce Buzbee!

Here’s part of my report, first a detailed list (click to enlarge):

Then an index of names:

Exactly what I needed! Thanks Midge and Bruce!