At the end of the day genealogy is information and sources. A genealogy do-over is better information and better sources. And the only reason this matters to me is that I don’t want my descendants thinking of me as a moron after I’m dead. … [continued]
Growing up I learned absolutely nothing about setting goals. Life was an endless repetitive cycle of things to do. And why? Because someone else said so.
About ten years ago I started filing by MRIN (Marriage Record Identification Numbers) in Legacy Family Tree.
Since Legacy automatically adds an MRIN to each new marriage as it’s entered I decided to renumber them, splitting a range of 9,999 numbers into two parts; 0001-4999 for my father’s side and 5000-9999 for my mother’s side. … [continued]
Bookmarks are the cheap cure for being overwhelmed.
Simply — When I sit down at my computer I’m either doing my own work or reading, watching or listening to someone else’s. Multitasking is trying to do more than one at the same time. … [continued]
It could be said there’s no such thing as too many backups of your genealogy work. Because it is work and the thought of ever losing it is beyond sickening. … [continued]
The last two years I’ve spent much more time working on my genealogy database than I have blogging. And it’s been one thing after another. Here’s a list of some of the things that have been happening in my genea-cave.
I’ve written about computer backup oh, about a million times already. THIS time I’m going to make it really simple. Because it is. And there are no excuses. … [continued]
As I’ve collected more and more cemeteries in my Legacy database I’ve noticed there are a lot with the same name. They show up in my Master Event Address List as I add them to Burial Address rather than the Master Location List.
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]