Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sorting Saturday -

I have been busy sorting, tossing, organizing. Making a mess and and cleaning it up.

Most of the work I have been doing lately is down in the basement. I have tossed out a lot of junk and stuff I have moved for years, that has been stuck in a box. I have decided if I haven't used it in 6 months or have no intentions on using it, get rid of it.

I have made quite a dent in the basement. Still have a long ways to go. Then there are the 2 sheds. Full of stuff I need to get rid of. I really have to downsize. I don't want to leave a lot of stuff for someone else to have to toss if anything were to happen to me.

I was worrying about organizing and linking everything back up to my Legacy Family Tree program before I went to my Mom's in July. Now I really need to get back to it and get my sourcing all fixed. I am trying to get the information on my tree that I have in too. I should also put it in my WikiTree and whatever others I have out there. But to be honest, lately I just haven't been feeling myself. I feel so disconnected with myself. Not able to concentrate (which I have been trying to figure out why). I have a hard time remember where I left off. I know I can make lists. But then I can't remember where I put that. I am hoping I will get this all worked out soon and get back to my old self minus the smoking part. I have been doing pretty good in that area. Absolutely no smoking since October 2 about 10:30PM. I was very bad in September and bought a pack of little cigars. I was only smoking 1 or 2 a day but I sure felt guilty because I originally hadn't smoked since July 31 at around 8:30PM. But just having that 1 or 2 seemed to help me concentrate better. It sure did not help my breathing though.

Anyways that is a little of what I have been up to. Hopefully I will be back to my old self before long. I have so much to do and I fear I won't get it all done.

It's a little cool out, but at least a little bit of sunshine is happening today.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

I have been very busy Thanks

Oops didn't mean to hit the darn return key and publish.

Since Oct 1, 2011 has been adding new collections to access. one each day for 15 days.
The first collection was on Social Security Death Index. I was able to locate a few of my family member's social security information. But the one that has really helped me out was the 1920 US Census.

I have attached and added to My Family Tree on and on my Legacy Family Tree, many of my Sewell, a few Pember, a few Clampitt, a few Sauer 1920 US Census Records. I discovered where William Sauer's children were in 1920 and was able to add approximate birth years for them. I downloaded the images for the 1920 Census Records that I have found. (I don't know if everyone has this problem downloading images from or not but for me to be able to view the record enlarged in my downloaded image, I have to make it at least 150% so that it doesn't distort to bad when I enlarge it to look at it closer.)

I was so busy adding and looking up records I forgot it was Friday night and missed Geneabloggers BlogTalkRadio Program. Hadn't even looked at my emails. So missed the reminders.

I have learned from past experience that if I don't download the image and I put it in my shoebox, I can't view or do anything with it when they no longer have access available. I did the same thing on when they had free access to 1930 US Census records and some other records. I added them to my tree there and then couldn't access them. I can't afford to purchase subscriptions because we are on a very limited budget.

I had a couple genealogy friends that emailed me some records they found. Thanks Marcia & Deb.

I am still learning how to make proper citations. I get so confused sometimes. I have been trying to use the Sourcewriter on Legacy Family Tree to make my source citations on my family tree there, have a lot of fixing to do. I know I have a lot of adding sources to my data I have on My Family Tree on but I am trying to get as much of the free access information I have found so far attached to family while I can. I am still learning how to use the program and have to go back and fix things and I still have some fixing to do. So forgive me if you happen to look at My Family Tree and you don't see any source citations. I haven't added any source citations to my WikiTree or tree or WeRelate tree. Someday maybe I will get them all done. But I am still learning how to use these programs and I tend to get confused easy.

It's a beautiful day and I am going to enjoy it and do some more research over on Have a spectacular day everyone!!! Hope you all may find some information on your family today!!!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

It has been a while since I blogged....

This is the first time I have blogged in a while. Boy what a shock at how different the page looks.
This may take me a little getting used to.

I just haven't felt like writing anything lately. I have been trying to get used to all the changes at Facebook, still trying to figure Google+ out.

But I do have a lot of work to do on my Legacy Family Tree and I am also trying to add family members, citations and photos on my tree. I am still trying to figure out the proper way to fill in the blanks on the source citations. I'm trying to do them correctly and put the right information into the right spots.

Right now from October 1 - 15 is allowing us access to different collections or whatever you call them. A new one each day will be added. Today was the Social Security Death Index. I did find a couple but haven't really spent to much time at it. The only thing I noticed is it won't link to your family member unless you have a subscription. So I wonder if it won't link to family members for each of the new collections they add each day. Oh well at least I will be able to look up more information with the hopes of finding more records.

I still haven't finished getting all organized and discovered I had forgot where I left off on my images getting them linked back up. I guess I need to write everything down so I can remember where I leave off and what I still need to do.

Well that's all for now!! My brain is getting tired!!