Legacy Family TreeHow 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]

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Genealogy Research: Taming The Monster

by JL Beeken on 7-22-2014

Legacy Family TreeCuz 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.
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MRIN Filing: Master Source File IDs

by JL Beeken on 7-10-2014

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]

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Home OrganizationI’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]

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IPTC & Windows File Properties

by JL Beeken on 5-10-2014

In answer to many questions about the use of Windows File Properties for tagging files and trying to view photo tagging in Windows I’ve done a couple of experiments to make this more graphic. … [continued]

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Color-Coded Organization

by JL Beeken on 5-04-2014

After much back and forth on organization of my to-do list and how to convince myself to keep on top of email, I’ve come to color-coding. I have about two months of success with it behind me so it looks like it’s here to stay. … [continued]

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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]

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TiddlyWiki 5

by JL Beeken on 2-20-2014

TiddlyWiki version 5 is a re-work of the original. It can be used for anything (blog, journal, research…) but I’ve done a trial with bookmarks.
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I can’t tell you what naming conventions to use for your files. That’s up to you. But these are some free software choices for batch file renaming and they may give you some ideas for your file names. … [continued]

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In-Out-Co

by JL Beeken on 2-13-2014

ActionOutlineI’ve been going through my lists and updating and moving things around.
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