If I had known how long it would take to change over 3,300 folder names I might have had second thoughts. Now that it’s done, I’m glad I did it.
At some point you’re going to run out of end-of-line ancestors to find. Either through lack of records or inability to travel to a foreign country. Or, in my case, even New York. … [continued]
Following on from yesterday, An Easier Way To Merge Duplicates in Legacy Family Tree, this would be an EVEN easier way to merge duplicates.
From the top, the basic decision is to merge or not to merge. … [continued]
I’ve found an easier way to merge duplicates in Legacy Family Tree. Your mileage may vary.
Previously, after creating my list of duplicates, I would tag a few pairs. … [continued]
For those who get all tangled up in Legacy tagging, or for those who just need more search options, there’s a way to break things down called Only search the Search List. … [continued]
We love our computers and our cellphones and our other gadgets and we’d rather not know what electromagnetic radiation is doing to us. … [continued]
How are you doing asking for information on your more immediate family?
A chart of my maternal grandmother, counting the spouses of descendants, is 89 people. By the number of blank fields you’d think I was researching in the 17th century. … [continued]
Cuz likes to do her genealogy research by subscribing to various paid databases all at once and then finding every possible shred she can on one person at a time. I tend to take the wide angle view instead.
Granted, my genealogy database is a bit excessive since I research the collateral lines as well, i.e. siblings of the direct lines and all their descendants. So, to date, it’s over 15,000 individuals.
In the present PPSX version of the MRIN Filing System I’m using a range of 4-digit numbers for Individual sources as well as Master Source File IDs. … [continued]
I’ve spent a lot of time writing about computer organization. Starting about mid-May I expanded into home organization.
Computers lend themselves pretty well to folder organization. Houses, not so much. Something within a box within another box underneath and on top of two other boxes behind some other boxes in a room I hardly ever enter. … [continued]