Sunday, August 18, 2013


This is what I have to organize and begin again, after 3 moves including house fire, and a robbery in the last 5 years. Now in the last couple of months both the server and the laptop crashed. I have begun again to organize my files, which contain many scorched pages. At least I have the hard copies in plastic page protectors now. My original digital files were destroyed, and the fireproof safe didn’t save anything L  With hundreds of pages to sort through I am beginning again, putting the files onto a virtual server this time!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Angell Genealogy by Avery Angell

This is a book written by Avery Angell.  I recently stumbled upon it, and knew it was out there but didn't know where, or what it contained.  The genealogist that assisted my Aunt in writing researching her Angell Genealogy used excerpts from that book.  I find the first few pages of the book very similar to many of today challenges.  This book was written in 1871.  He mentioned that not many people in the family kept really good records, as well as there were some that were not kept at all.  You ask yourself why?  Why not tell your families story.  I think that this boils down to some of the same brick walls we all have today.  Was it a family secret?  Have you ever found that family secret???  Personally I would like to borrow Doc Brown's Delorean and punch in a few dates and view the past.  Wouldn't we all ???

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Thank You Geneablogger's!

Thank you to for adding me!

Thank you for all the wonderful comments.  More information will be following on hopefully sharing some of my family history.  Things I've learned, as well as brick walls, and questions   Happy Blogging!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

blogging request submitted

So like any blogger you have to get back into the technology community.  I put in a request to be added to and hope they add me.

Some know why I've re-started over again..what's crazy about technology is what it doesn't tell you.  It doesn't say, she is joining multiple user groups like helping organizing your genealogy, technology genealogy, and hoping to recruit her son whom does website building.  Just seems when it comes to organized thoughts and idea's about what I want it's a bit more disorganized.

I try to gather alot of everything, which is not always bad, because after the fire, I found pages that I didn't know I had; I thought they were destroyed.  Ironing the mold, and the scorched pages to make out my great aunts handwriting are things I have and will cherish.

The blog, well I'm doing my best.  Learning to put information out there that is both useful to myself as well as anyone else in line looking for it.

Happy blogging...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mastering Genealogical Proof Delivered Today


Dear Myrtle is running a class about the Mastering Genealogical Proof book.  It's a +google site, since I won't be able to do the class online interactively so I'll just take the class at my own pace.  My book arrived today, and I've downloaded the schedules and finding out going back to class is difficult merge my calendar with the class one.  Oh well, teaching an "old" dog new trick?  LOL  not old, just out of practice.  Thank Mrs Myrtle for the class.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

WOW find... or UGH find ???

Going though some old files, I found a 3.5 in green floppy disc.  Yup a whopping 1.44mb floppy disc.  I don’t have a computer that view the data, what else is in the file.  I find the notes from a research trip from January 2006.  In the file are copies of misc death certificates, notes about missing headstones and plots of children that had passed away too early. A few notes about the missing bits of road blocks which I had long since forgotten about.  Now to find someone who had a working 3.5 floppy.  Off to texting and facebooking and social media I go.  Within a short period of time, I have a couple of possibilities….  Let’s hope the disc that has survived the house fire, has some wonderful information on it.

Find a Grave

This website is quite interesting.  It features multiple things for the researching genealogy. Things that I like, if I find someone whom is not there, I can add them. Then add them to a virtual cemetery for my family.  Then if someone would like to leave virtual flowers or a memorial they may do so.  The one thing I do not like is if the information is already there, then the person that put it there could have put misinformation on it, or incomplete information.  Keeping in mind you can request to “submit an edit request” if they are an aunt/uncle or cousin or more than a couple generation grandparent.  If that person is a relative and meets the one or two steps of a guideline requests the person that is handling the item has the option to transfer it to you. They don’t have to, because they “own” the information.  This is frustrating, because for me for the longest time, I’ve tried to keep the virtual closeness of my extended family private.  Now with technology being what it is, it’s awesome and scary at the same time.  I find myself in a pickle, do I start putting everyone into these sites, so no one else does it? So I can be like the hoarder of information like others?  Or work within the rules, and ask and hope that the request is honored?  What do you think?