Monday, February 7, 2011

A Class, TV, Computer and Internet BlogTalk Radio




This past weekend has been very interesting and busy for me! Friday morning started out with a free online Roots Magic class on Sources and Citations. This class couldn't have come at a better time for me, as I was planning on spending the weekend working on this very subject! Roots Magic's Bruce Buzbee did a fantastic job showing and explaining how to use the source and citations fields. I took almost three pages of notes and learned a lot about the program. Roots Magic is going to serve as home for "perfect tree." Well, as perfect as it can be anyway for the information I have. I have used Family Tree for the past ten years. It is not all sourced and "perfect" as it should be. I think we all start out like this. I have now decided it is time for my tree to be done as professional as possible!




Friday night was WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Season two's premier was all about Vanessa Williams finding her roots. All I can say is, I am so glad to have the show back! I love this show! Most of you know I am not a TV watcher, so there are very few shows I follow. This is one of them! I am not going to write a review regarding the show, as so  many others have done, but I will say that I was very pleased that after the commercials they didn't waste time "reviewing" what was already covered prior to the commercial. Wonderful! Next Friday night we will see Tim McGraw uncover his father's roots! If you missed Vanessa Williams, you can view the show from either of the highlighted links above.




After the show I headed on over to Thomas Mac Entee's newest venture, GeneaBlogger's Blog Talk Radio. Thomas hosted a two hour discussion of WDYTYA. Since I am on the west coast and hadn't seen the program yet, I chose to listen to the taped version verses participate during the live broadcast which was held in Chicago. As always Thomas had a fabulous idea and the show was fantastic in my eyes. Those who called in with comments and questions really added to the show. I am disappointed however that the time zones make it difficult for him to run the show when the whole country can participate after seeing the program. I do understand the challenge regarding that and will probably listen to the taped versions so it doesn't spoil the TV show. Great job Thomas, I enjoyed your radio show very much!



The whole rest of the weekend I spent working on one of my genealogy goals for this year, sourcing and entering my research one person, one item at a time into Roots Magic. My husband was away for the weekend so I planned to devote the whole weekend working on this, except for a bit Saturday night when I was going to spend some prime time with the princess, my granddaughter. I got on a roll entering sources and information and ended up really enjoying the process and feeling very proud of myself for all I accomplished. My husband came home early, but I didn't let that deter me from my plans. He was very understanding and even made me dinner Sunday night. I am so spoiled.


Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!





 Copyright © 2011 Cheryl Palmer

3 comments:

  1. Cheryl, I see you are already working toward the crown for those 2011 genea-goals. Amy and I are getting ready!

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  2. Sounds like a perfect weekend. I so need to do exactly what you are doing with sources.

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  3. I attended the Roots Magic webinar too. Also took a ton of notes and then went back and watched most of it again! I'm starting my "perfect" tree in RM as well. It will have the info that I would want to give to another family member.

    My other program will still be my "working" version.

    Keep up the good work!

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