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]
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.
Due to the huge influx of new records online, it’s worthwhile to run a Potential Problems Report occasionally. I’ve solved many problems this way in the less-traveled parts of my database. … [continued]