Monday, May 23, 2016

Grand Rapids to host national genealogy conference in 2018 - Washington Times

Grand Rapids to host national genealogy conference in 2018 - Washington Times

I thought that some of my snowbird friends might be interested in this and we are getting plenty of notice, right?!!  Hopefully, you will at least let your genealogy pals in and around Michigan know about this; maybe they would host you?

Monday, March 07, 2016

Behold Genealogy Software

Behold Genealogy Software

Are you searching for a genealogy software?  This one has a free trial.  And a one-time lifetime cost of $40.

A little light on the subject, just for you.

Family History Guide: Learning to Use It and Liking It!

I needed something to charge me up today in my family history!  So, I went on over to a "chapter" from the Family History Guide and plugged in!

From the "start" page, I clicked on Projects.
Project #1 refers to the Family Tree
function at FamilySearch.

I moved my cursor over to "Goals" and chose #14.  I love to try new technology applications and yes, this would help me to explore (or view in a different way), the information which had previously been added to my family tree.  In particular, I clicked on Tree Analyzing...


In my next post, I will let you know how it went!

Monday, February 22, 2016

DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog

DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog

Kudos to my friend "Dear Myrtle"/aka Pat Richley for the initiative, "This is the Year" we're going to get organized.  None of us have time to do these LITTLE projects, Pat!  We choose to MAKE time for genealogy.  We get done the things we need to do to have accurate records.  It's a priority in our lives.

So, friends and students of mine, decide what you can schedule---how much you can pack into your calendar; even if it's just part of a project, be sure to work a little bit on it every day.  My husband taught me how to accomplish getting the housework done; he said to just "piece-mill" my list of tasks!  So, that is what you do.  It's like quilting.  That quilt is rarely made in a day or all at one time.  It's piece-milled.

I challenge you to do something all along the way in your journey.  Follow DearMyrtle's blog and check out her facebook site as well.  It will give you ideas and aspirations.   

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Great Questions | StoryCorps

I wish that everyone could participate in the StoryCorps.  Our loved ones are dear to us and their stories are part of who you are.  How can we transmit that notion to others in our family tree who are still living? 

Journal Jars are a beginning.  But, best of all, would be an audio recording of us being interviewed by a relative or vice versa; voices for posterity!

Could SoundCloud be a vehicle for that?  Let me know what you think, tomorrow in class.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Want Help with Your Brick Wall?

Family Historian: "Help. Help! I'm Stuck"!
Attention Beyond Basic Genealogy Class:

Bring to class a family group sheet for your elusive ancestor.  Fill out the form as completely and as accurately as you can.  We will analyze the information and weigh the evidence as a class.  Then, we will try to find you some new leads!

Everyone in your database will be listed in at least one family group as a child in a family.  If that person marries or has children, then they will also be listed in that "family group".  Below are some places on the Internet where you can access free printable family history charts, and especially the family group sheet.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

GenQuestDiary | A log of my family history journey. | Page 2

GenQuestDiary | A log of my family history journey. | Page 2

Here is an example of a blog I created a few years ago.  Would you be interested in learning how to create a blog for your family history?  I'm not an expert, but I can probably get you started.