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Last Week’s Research Activities

Research and document my findings for

  1. Fred F Cannon
  2. Florene Lenora Cannon
  3. Olivia Waterwall
  4. Tommie H Kennedy
  5. John Frederick Kennedy
  • Update both my FreePages site and WorldConnect database and email a RootsMagic backup to my Gmail account
  • Add 2 direct-line ancestors to my research wiki
  • Week #14 post for 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy
  • Create at least 1 “Ambassador” post
  • Continue with FamilySearch Indexing
  • And continuing from Monday, 2 April 2012 at 8AM (Texas Time)- BE PATIENT!!!

It’s a near-miracle that I accomplished any of my routine genealogical activities (or anything else) this past week, and we all know why… :)

Of the 132 ancestors on my 1940 U S Census “Wish List“, I specifically searched for 12 ancestors (known addresses) and found all but one. I really didn’t have a specific address on the last one, but it was a smaller town (13 ED’s), so I gave it a shot. As for the remainder of the list, I’ll gradually work through it as I continue my research. I mean, the 1940 U S Census isn’t going anywhere

I have also been indexing the 1940 U S Census as much as I can, which isn’t as much as I’d like. I’ve been working on Texas, of course. PAY IT FORWARD!

Plans for this week:

Research and document my findings for

  1. Tommie H Kennedy
  2. John Frederick Kennedy
  3. Catherine Lockhart
  4. William Lockhart Kennedy
  5. John Banks Kennedy
  • Update both my FreePages site and WorldConnect database and email a RootsMagic backup to my Gmail account
  • Add 2 direct-line ancestors to my research wiki
  • Week #15 post for 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy
  • Create at least 1 “Ambassador” post
  • Continue with FamilySearch Indexing


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Last Week’s Research Activities

  • Research and document my findings for
  1. Fred F Cannon
  2. Florene Lenora Cannon
  3. Olivia Waterwall
  4. Tommie H Kennedy
  5. John Frederick Kennedy
  • Update both my FreePages site and WorldConnect database and email a RootsMagic backup to my Gmail account
  • Add 2 direct-line ancestors to my research wiki
  • Week #13 post for 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy
  • Create at least 1 “Ambassador” post
  • INDEX, INDEX, INDEX!!!
  • And starting on Monday, 2 April 2012 at 8AM (Texas Time)- WHO NEEDS SLEEP!!!

I must confess that I did very little database research this past week. Simply put, I was caught up in the mass hysteria that preceded this morning’s release of the 1940 U S Census by the NARA. Not a bad thing, actually. I feel like I am ready to search for my ancestors without the benefit of an every-name index. I have done my homework and read everything I could find online that dealt with the subject, and created several blog posts.

Now, if I could only access the 1940 U S Census images!

I have contended all along that I would wait a few days to search, as I expected the 1940 U S Census site to crash almost immediately after it went live this morning, which it did.

But still, Mom is waiting for me…

Plans for this week:

Research and document my findings for

  1. Fred F Cannon
  2. Florene Lenora Cannon
  3. Olivia Waterwall
  4. Tommie H Kennedy
  5. John Frederick Kennedy
  • Update both my FreePages site and WorldConnect database and email a RootsMagic backup to my Gmail account
  • Add 2 direct-line ancestors to my research wiki
  • Week #14 post for 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy
  • Create at least 1 “Ambassador” post
  • Continue with FamilySearch Indexing
  • And continuing from Monday, 2 April 2012 at 8AM (Texas Time)- BE PATIENT!!!


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Last Week’s Research Activities

  • Research and document my findings for
  1. James Arthur Matthews, Jr
  2. Isaac Matthews
  3. Ira Matthews
  4. Sena Mae Matthews
  5. Fred Bowie Matthews
  • Update both my FreePages site and WorldConnect database and email a RootsMagic backup to my Gmail account
  • Add 2 direct-line ancestors to my research wiki
  • Week #12 post for 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy
  • Create at least 1 “Ambassador” post
  • INDEX, INDEX, INDEX!!!

Another busy week: Ramping up to Monday’s release of the 1940 U S Census! The excitement is building, I’ve made my list and checked it twice, I’ve been less naughty and more nice… IS IT MONDAY, YET???

Also received 4 marriage licenses from Hill County. Very,very, very excited about these! And when I tried to scan them for inclusion into my data files, I found that a couple where too long for my scanner. Hummm, bummer… what to do… ? The answer should arrive sometime today. According to the website, it is already on the FedEx truck, headed my way… :)

Plans for this week:

  • Research and document my findings for
  1. Fred F Cannon
  2. Florene Lenora Cannon
  3. Olivia Waterwall
  4. Tommie H Kennedy
  5. John Frederick Kennedy
  • Update both my FreePages site and WorldConnect database and email a RootsMagic backup to my Gmail account
  • Add 2 direct-line ancestors to my research wiki
  • Week #13 post for 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy
  • Create at least 1 “Ambassador” post
  • INDEX, INDEX, INDEX!!!
  • And starting on Monday, 2 April 2012 at 8AM (Texas Time)- WHO NEEDS SLEEP!!!