The following are the new and updated collections from FamilySearch this week New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957 25 Mar 2015 Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988 24 Mar 2015 Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1977 24 Mar 2015 United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014 23 Mar 2015 Kentucky Probate Records, 1727-1990 23 Mar 2015… Continue reading FamilySearch updates 26 March 2015
After my last post, I decided to check the Help Index in Legacy Family Tree to see if the instructions on how to copy photos to more than one individual had been included in the help index. I don't know if the instructions were there because I found a feature first that was even better - Legacy's Picture Center. … Continue reading Legacy 8 Picture Centre
Version 8 of Legacy Family Tree introduced sharing events, but what about photos that include a number of family members? I tried looking on the Legacy Family Tree website, but couldn't find any instructions. I am therefore adding the instructions on how to do this here. There are already instructions available on how to attach media files to a person in… Continue reading Copying photos to multiple individuals in Legacy 8
This week’s topic in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge from Amy Johnson Crow’s blog No Story Too Small is “Same”. The idea was to focus on an ancestor with the same name, same home town – an ancestor most like you. None of my ancestors have the same name, or the same home town. I… Continue reading 52 Ancestors (2015) #12 Margaret Amelia Marr
What tools do I use regularly for my genealogy research, setting up my online tree, and writing blog posts? These include (not necessarily in order). Microsoft Word In 1996, I did the Certificate II in Information Technology, and from that time I started to transcribe all my family history notes and documents into Microsoft Word.… Continue reading Tools I use for genealogy
The following are the Recently added and updated collections at ancestry.com.au this week. NEW Web: Bisbee, Arizona, Evergreen Cemetery Index, 1884-2007 18/03/2015 UPDATED Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 18/03/2015 NEW UK, Electrical Engineer WWI and WWII Rolls of Honour, 1924, 1949 17/03/2015 NEW Pennsylvania, Birth Records, 1906-1908 16/03/2015
This week my ancestor is Rebekah Dredge. In the group of documents sent to my dad in 1979 was a family group sheet for Joseph Whimpey and Rebekah Dredge. This family group sheet showed that Rebekah was baptised 21 September 1760 in Frome, Somerset, England, and Joseph and Rebekah were married 10 June 1783 at… Continue reading 52 Ancestors (2014) #40 Rebekah Dredge
This week in Saturday Night Genealogy Fun on Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings blog, the topic is source citations - Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Which Source Have You Used the Most? The questions asked were: 1) Have you done a good job of citing your sources in your genealogy management program or online family tree? How… Continue reading Finding source citation statistics in Legacy Family Tree
This post was on the Genea-Musings blog by Randy Seaver on Saturday 14 March 2015 - Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- The Date Your Grandmother Was Born Although it’s a week late, here are my answers to his questions. What day of the week was your grandmother born? How did you find out? Ivy May Harley… Continue reading Historic events on my grandmother’s birth date.
A recent post on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter by Dick Eastman was “Who Owns Your Genealogy Data” He mentioned how a person didn’t want to share their family online as someone might “steal it”. He then went on to say that since that person had compiled their family history from publicly accessible records, he didn’t… Continue reading Should you share your family tree online?