Thursday, September 29, 2016

More Fun to Add to FamilyTwigs

I'm going to be so busy all winter. I just keep setting up projects to do. The one that I am eager to get to is more yearbooks to add to the site. I have 7 new ones! I have 1923, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1943 of the "Patriot" from Seymour, Indiana. I have the 1925 one too, but it was already on the site. My brother let me scan his copy and put it up. Now I have my own copy. I also have the 1961 "Panther" from the Park School in Indianapolis, Indiana. I haven't looked into that yet. What fun to have one from Indy!

The Patriot is from Seymour, Indiana.

1923 Patriot

1925 Patriot

1938 Patriot

1939 Patriot

1940 Patriot

1941 Patriot

1943 Patriot

1961 Panther
Park School
Indianapolis, Indiana

To see the school material already on FamilyTwigs, go to my Schools page. (

Monday, September 26, 2016

A Great Gift!

My daughter just handed me a gift on Saturday. It is a great gift too!  It is Sunny Jane Morton's book, "Story of My Life: a workbook for preserving your legacy".

It looks like a great idea. I'm going to have a go at it. Let you know how it goes as I fill it in. 

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Genealogy Do-Over Goes On and On and On . . .

The lack of posts on this blog would indicate that nothing is being accomplished here, but that is not so. I admit that it is going so slowly that it sometimes seems I am completely still. I do have many days that I am not feeling well due to the cGVHD, but I am getting things done. Just slowly. Very slowly.

My decision to do the Genealogy DoOver that Thomas MacEntee started was a good thing. I started my research in the mid part of 1970s. Need I say more? It really was in a mess. My research techniques and citation abilities improved over the years but I never really went back to fix the old problems. So, my work has just begun.
The Genealogy Do-Over Workbook
by Thomas MacEntee
I had not been able to bring myself to add my fathers data to the file after he died in 2006. So that was completed in the Do Over. I also did not realize how many living I had to add to the file. So many, I felt like I would never get to the ancestors. I will try to keep up now. As a matter of fact, I have added 2 new grand-nieces to the file since I began my DoOver. My eldest granddaughter graduated high school and that needed to be added. The family had grown since the 70s. I was always looking back instead of looking around me.

This is how far I have gone in just over a year.
I've been scanning and organizing and printing (yes, I am old-school and keep paper files) as I'm able. It's a relaxed schedule that is bringing back the joy of the research. I was afraid I had lost the passion after the BMT. So happy that it has returned.

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...