Showing posts from April, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - High Tech Tombstones   Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!  Copyright © 2012 Cheryl Palmer All Rights Reserved

Family Tree DNA Sale

DNA Day Sale at Family Tree DNA starts tonight! If you haven’t heard it is again DNA Day tomorrow and   Family Tree DNA   felt that was good enough to have a short two day sale. Your Genetic Genealogist is sharing this information for this two day sale, read what is offered! Family Tree DNA to order your kits, remember this is only a TWO DAY SALE ! Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!  Copyright © 2012 Cheryl Palmer All Rights Reserved

How Far is Each State with the 1940 Census Indexing?

I have been indexing every chance I get with my extremely busy schedule this month. I have to admit I think indexing is addicting! It is very relaxing to me, and I enjoy it. I admit there are times I sat indexing when I really should have been doing other things, but indexing won out. It just meant I played catch up another time.  Even though I do not work, I am very busy, as many of us are these days. Whoever said there would be so much free time when you are retired is crazy! I just keep finding more things to add to my days. (The truth of the matter is I really need to learn to say no once in awhile-but then what fun would that be?) Anyway, the next two weeks I am thinking my schedule will slow a tiny bit, which means I can look forward to more indexing! But then...I have a class that started the beginning of this month and I haven't even looked at that yet...oops. See what I'd rather be doing? It's fun! Have you been indexing? Do you find it as relaxing as I

Dr. Steve Morse

I spent today catching up with my society duties as VP-Program Chair. It seems after we have a speaker, I need to spend a whole day catching up again. I start preparing a poster for our upcoming speaker for the following month. This person and I share emails back and forth getting prepped for their presentation. I also spend time looking for future speakers, answering society email, and posting anything I may need to to the society. This past week we had an awesome speaker for our local society, the Livermore-Amador Genealogical  Society, or L-AGS as it is commonly referred to. Our speaker was Dr. Steve Morse! I am the VP-Programs Chair for the society this year, and I felt especially lucky that I was able to book him for our meeting as he has been in such high demand, which I am sure you can understand. I enjoyed his energy, enthusiasm, knowledge, and sense of humor very much. Of course, I have heard him speak before, but this was a very timely presentation, using his One Step Web

Prayers for fM and Family

Photo courtesy Graphic's Fairy I have adjusted my day today to focus on fM; footnote Maven. I was deeply saddened to hear she went in for a third surgery on her knee this morning.  Upon reading this sad update, I immediately decided to go to the gym and work out with my personal trainer. I explained to her that I was there to work out as hard as possible ~ to sweat the infection out of fM's knee. My trainer did her job, she worked me and concentrated on my legs. When I wanted to quit, I kept going, reminding myself that I was very fortunate to be able do this workout and I had to work very hard to help fM. I was drenched when it was over. Most of you who know me know that I need lots of working out. This is something very new to me and I haven't been at it very long. My thoughts were that poor fM wasn't able to do this, so I would do it for her today. I would give it my best to help eliminate her infection.  When I came home, I showered, washing away the sweat an 1940 Aces Update

Info I received through the Aces Program from  Crista Cowan  Community Alliance Manager, Read on for all of the news! Insider scoop for you: we should have every page, all 3.8 million of them, online on  sometime tomorrow (latest ETA is by 2 p.m. Eastern Friday – maybe sooner). At the same time, we’ll be launching a handful of tools that can help you find answers in those images. And, yes, tell everyone. This is HUGE! YouTube We have been doing live video demos all week to help people navigate the 1940 census. We archived those videos on our  YouTube channel . We covered how to find an address for your family, how to use the enumeration district maps to determine the ED of that address, and how to browse directly to the images. Please feel free to share these videos when your followers and friends ask questions. Facebook The 1940 census is attracting plenty of new genealogists to our ranks. That means our Facebook page is swarming with

Tuesday's Tip ~ My Heritage Dot Com

Breaking news from  Schelly Talalay Dardashti   and My Heritage dot com ~ now has images up for the following 1940 Census states: California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia. New York went up yesterday. Have fun! *********Update Tues. April 3 10:14AM************* just added MO and WY to the 1940 census images! Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!  Copyright © 2012 By Cheryl Palmer All Rights Reserved