Notes from the past…


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Housekeeping time!

My desk is still here! Thank goodness! I thought I’d lost it forever…

Actually, it was here all along, just hidden under piles of genealogy stuff. All that is filed away in the appropriate surname folder in my handy-dandy-two-drawer filing cabit. I may soon need another drawer, but that will be for another garage sale day!

I have also done some spring cleaning in the WordPress dept. I deleted a couple of personal blogs that I don’t use. Some other little stuff.

And now, I’m off to help my granddaughter pick out a gift for her aunt, aka my oldest daughter who turns 29 today. Happy birthday, Sarah!


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Maybe this will work

I created this using Google Notebook:

WordPress Database

Organization of each ancestor page in WordPress database

Main page- Family Group Sheet
Secondary Pages-Photographs (people, cemeteries, houses)
Census Records (scanned images)
BMD Records (birth or death certificates, marriage licenses, Bible records, newspaper obits)
Military Records (scanned NARA or WWI)
Misc Records (anything else)

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Family Tree Legends Database

To be completed before leaving each ancestor’s file:

MAIN PAGE
Name sources- all documented
Birth sources- all documented
Death sources- all documented

FACTS PAGE
Birth
Census
Education
Military
Marriage
Religion
Occupation
Public Service
Death
Funeral
Cemetery
Federal Land Warrant
Taxation
Voter Registration
Will

NOTES

SCRAPBOOK
Photographs
Documents


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A checklist

I have been busy this week with my Turner family research. I have been reviewing each person in my Family Tree Legends database and making sure that all sources are in place and correctly documented. I have also been adding images to each person’s file. As I go from one person to another, I occasionally refer back to another database. When I get there, I frequently find something I have left out, such as a census record or photograph. It’s rather frustrating and pretty time-consuming to find these omissions and have to stop what I am doing to update that file. My solution? Create a checklist for each ancestor’s database and file, a simple form that I can use with each person as I go through their information. That will be my project for this next week.
I have also been creating more web pages and uploading photos and documents for my Turner folks. A busy job!