Posts

Showing posts from February, 2015

Genealogy Do Over ~ Week 4

Image
I was very excited to read week 4 of Thomas's Genealogy Do Over. I was more than ready to move forward and quit working on "me." A lot of time was spent finding and adding sources to my research log, and working on that first person in my newest tree, "me." Now I am quite tired of "me." 
What I got excited about was starting another Excel worksheet! Yes, I know there are several of you who really don't care for Excel, but I love it! I have enjoyed entering information into the research log, and already feel and see the benefit of having it. So, yes to a new log!


Thomas MacEntee, of Geneabloggers fame, shares his "project management skills" with us in week four, and as I was reading his post I was already seeing the use of this log for much more than genealogy. I need one for my whole retired life! (I am not kidding!) I set up a template this evening. The bottom tabs in my workbook are rather small and hard to read. I spent quite a bit of t…

Genealogy Do Over ~ Progress on Weeks 1-3

Image
It has been couple weeks since I have posted regarding the Genealogy Do Over. I had malware on my MacBook Pro, and have been striving to demolish it for well over a month. I have made short, but sweet progress each week until last week, when the malware (Genio?) was finally gone, KAPUT!
 Great, now I can start scanning! I pulled out my flatbed scanner, which is fairly new, and prepared for some MAJOR scanning. Next, I went through three thick piles of paperwork that had been building up in my office. These piles were all items needing to be scanned. I went through each pile and pulled out only those papers that pertained to me, personally. In essence, the three piles now became two.  Ok, on to scanning these papers! It didn't take long to find out my scanner wasn't working. It was fairly new, so why wasn't it working? Dang. If it isn't one thing then it is another. I was neither prepared nor ready to go out and purchase a new flatbed scanner. Heck mine was only about a y…

February 7 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History

TODAY ~ FEBRUARY 7, 2015
A veryHAPPY BIRTHDAY to: My second cousin once removed, C. Nolan.
The husband of my second cousin, P. Peterson.
My third cousin, C. Sperling.

MARRIEDon Febuary 7
The second cousin once removed, C. Ness.
(m. M.Telstad)
IN LOVING MEMORY May They Rest in Peace

Born February 7, 1888
The first cousin twice removed, Hilda Bakken.She would have been 109 years old today.
Born February 7, 1890
My first cousin twice removed, Halvdan Westby. He would have been 125 years old today.
Born February 7, 1873
The wife of the uncle of my step grandfather, Elizabeth Ann McCormick. She would have been 142 years old today.
Born February 7, 1882
The stepdaughter of the first cousin twice removed of my stepfather, Mary Ellen Brownell. She would have been 133 years old today. Died February 7
The wife of my second cousin once removed,M. Schlegemilch.
The aunt of my step grandfather, Mary Catherine Fleming.
The sister of my step grandfather, I. Fleming.

Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing you success in all of yo…

February 6 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History

TODAY ~ FEBRUARY 6, 2015
A veryHAPPY BIRTHDAY to: The wife of my third cousin once removed, B. Geurkink.
The wife of my fourth cousin once removed, T. Eng.
My third cousin, L. Jensson.
My second cousin once removed, A. Spurlin.

MARRIEDon February 6
My first cousin twice removed, H. Westby.
(m. Louis)
IN LOVING MEMORY May She Rest in Peace

Born February 6, 1906
My second cousin once removed, Helene Bakken.She would have been 109 years old today.
Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!




Copyright © 2015 Cheryl Palmer All Rights Reserved

February 5 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History

TODAY ~ FEBRUARY 5, 2015
A veryHAPPY BIRTHDAY to: The wife of my second cousin, P. Friesen.

MARRIEDon February 5
My second cousin once removed, R. Whittaker.
(m. M. Unknown)
MARRIEDon February 5, 1829
My third great grandfather,Anders Ersson(Eriksson.)
(m. My third great grandmother-Ingrid Andersdotter)
IN LOVING MEMORY May She Rest in Peace

Born February 5, 1866 The father in law of the first cousin first once removed of my stepfather, Maria Greiner.She would have been 149 years old today.
Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!




Copyright © 2015 Cheryl Palmer All Rights Reserved

February 4 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History

TODAY ~ FEBRUARY 4, 2015
A veryHAPPY BIRTHDAY to: My third cousin, S. Cwiak.
The wife of my fourth cousin once removed, R. Coffelt.
The husband of my third cousin once removed, R. Boxx.
IN LOVING MEMORY May They Rest in Peace

Born February 4, 1919
The husband of the second cousin of my stepfather, Y. Ebert.He would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born February 4, 1907
The brother in law of the first cousin once removed of my stepfather, Charles Andrew Meistrell. He would have been 107 years old today.
Born February 4
My first cousin once removed,R. Westby. She would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born February 4
My second cousin, J. Spurlin. She would have been less than 100 years old today.
Born February 4, 1884
The husband of the sister in law of the second cousin of my stepfather, Berie F. Hardway. He would have been 131 years old today.
Died February 4
My second cousin, J. Spurlin.
Died February 4, 1896
The father in law of the aunt of my step grandfather, Patrick Farrell.
Died Febr…

Announcing RootsMOOC - Free Online Genealogy Course!

Image
Just received a forwarded email from the director of my local genealogy society. Thank you Patrick! Sign up for a FREE online course, introduction to family history research in the U.S. How awesome is this? Do you know anyone just starting genealogy? What a way to start, and learn! Let your friends know! 
"FYI! massive open online course (MOOC) an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web."   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
RootsMOOC is a free, open, online course and a friendly introduction to family history research in the U.S. using commonly available sources. The staff at the State Library of North Carolina will help you learn about the most useful sources, tools, and techniques for getting your research off the ground. By the time you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a good start on your own genealogy research and you will know how and where to keep digging. Enrollment is now open and class start…

February 3 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History

TODAY ~ FEBRUARY 3, 2015
A veryHAPPY BIRTHDAY to: My fourth cousin once removed, J. Saetre.
IN LOVING MEMORY May They Rest in Peace

Born February 3
The second cousin, E. Olson.He would have been
less than 100 years old today.
Born February 3, 1908
Brother of the son in law of the first cousin once removed of my stepfather, Blaise Raymond Eisenbeis. He would have been 107 years old today.
Born February 3, 1912
First cousin once removed of my stepfather, Catherine Fleming. She would have been 103 years old today.
Died February 3, 1901
The brother in law of the second cousin of my stepfather, James Laverne Glenn.
DiedFebruary 3, 1981
My second cousin once removed, Ole Bakken.
Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!




Copyright © 2015 Cheryl Palmer All Rights Reserved

February 2 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History

TODAY ~ FEBRUARY 2, 2015
A veryHAPPY BIRTHDAY to: My third cousin twice removed, M. Andersen.
The second cousin of my stepfather, Arthur Anthony Farrell.

MARRIEDon February 2
The second cousin once removed, C. Nolan.
(m. C. Russell)
IN LOVING MEMORY May They Rest in Peace

Born February 2, 1902
The first cousin once removed of my stepfather, Marie Monica Fleming. She would have been 113 years old today.
Born February 2, 1659
The son of my eighth great grandfather, Thomas Richmond. He would have been 356 years old today.
Born February 2, 1855
My first cousin four times removed, Wilton Cook. He would have been 160 years old today.
Died February 2
My second cousin once removed, L. Erickson.
My second cousin once removed,T. Andersen.
Died February 2, 1981
The first cousin once removed of my stepfather, Dennis Stanislaus Fleming. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!




Copyright © 2015 Cheryl Palmer All Rights Reserved

Genealogy Do Over ~ Do Over ~ Weeks 1 - 3

Image
WOW!
ABOUT FACE...FORWARD MARCH!
I have been side tracked by life in general and recently found time to return to the Genealogy Do Over hosted by Thomas MacEntee at Geneabloggers. I quickly became stressed as I had no idea where I previously left off... sound familiar? (This was exactly as you feel when you don't use a research log, correct?)
I chose to read up on other's progress and watched Thomas MacEntee's webinar with Legacy, again. This time it wasn't late at night, and I took notes. The combination of these two things gave me a new frame of mind and the incentive I needed to get back on track.
You will never guess (at least those who know what I have been doing the past couple of years) what I decided to do now. Start another new tree! I originally stated that I would not be doing that, however, it is what needs to happen for several reasons. Thirteen weeks isn't that long a period of time, although I will do these thirteen weeks as time permits. This commitment…

February 1 ~ Remembering ~ Today, and in My Family History

TODAY ~ February 1, 2015
A veryHAPPY BIRTHDAY to: My second cousin once removed, M. Dobbeck.
The wife of my second cousin once removed, L. Huff.
My third cousin, D. Steen.
IN LOVING MEMORY May They Rest in Peace

Born February 1, 1875
My great grand uncle, Julius Alfred Gustavsen.He would have been 140 years old today.
Born February 1, 1866
The uncle of my step grandfather, Thomas Patrick Fleming Jr. He would have been 149 years old today.
Born February 1, 1905
The second cousin of my stepfather, Bernard Sebastian Farrell. He would have been 110 years old today.
Born February 1
The second cousin once removed of my stepfather, J. Bennett. He would have been less than 100 years old today.

Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!




Copyright © 2015 Cheryl Palmer All Rights Reserved