For the past 3 years, I’ve been using my version of 52 Ancestors to keep my from being overwhelmed and to make noticable progress. After 12 years of genealogy research, converting gedcoms from different platforms, and early indiscriminate adding of hints, my source citations had been a mess.
Previously when I had a free moment, I would use random.org to generate a number that I could match to an ancestor’s ahnentafel number.
I needed a systematic way to work through my gedcom file. I have been working from the same file since I started building the tree in 2003. After moving between several genealogy file management systems, my sources were junky, incomplete, or non-existent on earlier added profiles. Locations were not uniform. And, somehow the notes had duplicated multiple times. I didn’t know where to start. When I looked at the full file, I was overwhelmed. Continue reading 2018 Goal Achieved
“Congratulations you’re the winner of the December Edition of The DNA Angel Project sponsored by Shop the Hound. Which was an assortment of tools that could help you in your DNA journey.” ~ Ellen Thompson-Jennings from Shop the Hound
I was surprised when I received her message and very excited when the shipping box arrived. I unboxed the prizes this weekend
8GB USB Audio Player Recorder
“DNA & Genetic Genealogy: An Introduction” by Diahan Southard (@DNAdiahan)
3 quick reference guides from the Your DNA Guide series also by Diahan Southard, Genealogy Gems Publications
“Gedmatch: A Next Step for Your Autosomal DNA Test.”
“Next Steps: Working with Your autosomal DNA matches”
“Organizing Your DNA Macthes: A Companion Guide”
“The Shared cM Project – Version 3.0” (August 2017) by Blaine T. Bettinger, The Genetic Genealogist (@blaine_5)
And, a blank journal for all my notes
Thank you, Ellen. I love the prize package. #HoundontheHunt
The holidays are a great time to catch up with family. You can share the research you’ve done and listen to the family stories that put the research in context.
Scan and share old photos.
You can show how family members and the holiday celebration has changed over the years. You can share photos of family members that everyone hasn’t seen in years.
This year I scanned slides my father had gotten from his father. Since my parents never had a slide projector, we never saw these images growing up. I used an adapter that we had for our older Epson scanner. Continue reading Holiday Conversations