Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Little Work

I updated my RootsMagic from version 4 to 6.  I haven't really had a chance, really haven't felt up to going over it all at once to see the differences.  I have been putting my 4 files together into one big one.  I had gotten 3 of them imported using RM4.  As I imported each one I would do the merging so that it would be a smaller job than if I left them to do when all the files were together.  I got RM6 right before doing the last file so I worked in it.  I tried to get it to do a duplicate search merge, and a pop-up briefly says I have 120 possible duplicates and then an empty Merge Duplicate Records box comes up.  I'm sure I've done something wrong.  I saw somewhere that there are learning videos online, so I will have to find them.  I did try the Search FamilySearch.  Works even for dummies!  Awesome feature!

I work on WikiTree as much as I can, though lately that is not much.  I try to get a dozen or so individuals on and then go back and add sources, photos and notes to them.  In the process I find mistakes and can make notes for each person of additional sources I need to find.  It's really a great way of going over old material and correcting mistakes.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

My WikiTree

I've been slowly putting my file on WikiTree.  Not as a GEDCOM but one individual at a time.  I can fill in the things I have but have not charted and recheck things as I go.  My file and my WikiTree are being sync-ed up as I go.  I love that I can add just about anything to my pages, and present the facts as I like.  I find them easy on the eye and very easy to put together.

My grandmother, Bizzie Lee Beard Brock has a page that I will eventually add memories to under the bio area.  My hope is that people that knew her will add their memories and information as well.  Those that have her in their tree, but did not know her, will get a clear picture of who she was and be able to add sources to their file or her page.  I can also add the name of the person who shared the information with me.

Join me @ WikiTree

Monday, February 25, 2013

Back to Business

TwigTalk has been inactive for some time.  There is a reason for my absence.  I have been ill for quite a while.  Hard to get a doctor to give you any time or have any real interest until there is proof.  A blood count of 5.7 brought about some
interest.  After many tests, a specialist and time, a couple of days before Christmas I was diagnosed with High Risk MDS or High Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome.  I will be blogging about that journey on my other personal blog, This Side of My Monitor  from now on.

Here at TwigTalk I hope to get back to blogging about my research again.  I need an interest to get absorbed into. One of the things I have been doing is putting my 4 files together into one big one.  I read an article some time back about cross-overs
and duplicates being easier to deal with.  I wish I could remember the name of the blogger that wrote it. I think it is a good idea although I do seem to be moving slowly.  I want to be sure not to make any mistakes.


A Sort Of Rant.

There must be a better way to communicate. Particularly in the genealogy community. It's been a long time since I've had a really...