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]
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]
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.
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]