Notes from the past…

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Daily Journal 17 Dec – 25 Dec 2009: Where has the time gone?

Wow, what happened to the last 2 weeks? Been so busy working and doing non-genealogy things… no time left for the ancestors! Ever so sorry, my Oldies-But-Goodies!

The holidays have been a busy time and I’ve thought a lot about my family history (guilt!), but just haven’t gotten any genea-work done. Like that term, Randy?

Anyway, after I clean up all the candy wrappers and empty Dr Pepper cans (I seem to have been on a bender the past couple of days… Had to do something to stay warm during our official Christmas Eve Blizzard!), it’s back to work.

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Daily Journal 12 Dec-16 Dec 2009: New "Publications" Page

The last few days has flown by! Busy with Hanukkah and other family things, not much time for genealogy.

I did create a new page here at Bluebonnet Country Genealogy for my e-books. Publications now contains my Mom’s Red Photo Album, as well as the books I created for Isaac Turner’s and Nathan Kennedy’s Civil War military files. I had already created both of the military files e-books as pdfs at Lulu, but I transferred them to Issuu, then embedded them here at my site. I really like the way Issuu handles pdf files, the-books have that nice page-flipping effect. I’ll eventually transfer Mom’s Red Photo Album to Issuu, but I’ll have to revise it first.

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Daily Journal 11 Dec 2009: Isaac in Web 2.0!

Reviewed/updated several small (living relatives) files, also deleted a few folks from my database. These folks were kin of married-into-the-family folks (ex: my uncle’s parents) who really shouldn’t have been in my database to begin with. A couple others got skipped altogether, for now. This numbering system works pretty well for the most part, but occasionally people pop up in an inconvenient place. I’ll pick these folks up later when I get to their parents.

So now I’m up to Ancestor #74, Isaac Turner, my second great-grandfather. Isaac is a very interesting guy, and I actually have quite a lot of data on him, including his Civil War Pension File.

I’d like to do something a little different with Isaac and his pension file. I had previously created a pdf e-book, but I’d like something a little fancier that I can add to a specially-created page here on my blog. Something “Web 2.0″-ish. Something like what footnoteMaven has done with her Shades magazine, which I absolutely love! More to come…