I’m still coughing, but I’ve weaned myself off of the Ny-Quil IV and am now able to make a coherent thought.
I got a lot more reading done this week and have more favorites to share.
- First of all, any post about my own ancestors will always get a mention. Wendy at Shaking Leaves actually wrote two great posts about our shared ancestors, Milton Price and Nancy Brittain. One of their gravestones (I love the inscription on Nancy’s), and she also found them on an old plat map. Keep up the good work Wendy!!
- Lorine, from Olive Tree Genealogy, had a great review on Springpad – a free app that helps you stay organized. With 5 kids, homeschooling, and lots of genealogy to do, I need all of the organizing help I can get. I signed myself up for an account and I’m going to sit down and try it out this weekend. From what I’ve seen so far, I like it!
- Heather at Nutfield Genealogy posted some sad pictures. Piles and piles of broken gravestones. Brings a tear to my eye.
- Dee from Shakin’ the Family Tree reminds us all to go out of our way to thank those that help us out on our family history quest. Whether it be helpful cemetery staff, friendly volunteers at the local historical society, or someone that does look-ups in the courthouse, consider sending them a letter/email of thanks. I’m sure that they would appreciate it.
- I felt better after reading Randy Seaver’s post about improving his database. I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one struggling with this. It’s a long and complicated process to make sure that your source citations are in correct order. After taking a class a number of years ago, I completely restarted my database in order to correctly cite each of my sources as I entered them in. I still have a Rubbermaid box full of papers that needs to be entered. It’s about # 56 on my list of things to do, so I will eventually get to it. While I don’t have nearly the amount of people in my tree as he does, 12,000 is still a pretty big number to keep organized. Someday, when my kids are grown, I will probably be caught up. I guess I should be thankful that I started this hobby early in life.
- My friend Cherie, from Have you Seen My Roots?, posted another great trial story for Thriller Thursday. She had some naughty ancestors. :) It sure makes for some interesting stories!
- I encourage you to go and welcome my friend Amy at her new blog, Hunting Dead People. She and I were in the same genealogy class at Monterey Peninsula College (along with Sheri from The Educated Genealogist). I think we need to convince all of our classmates to geneablog.
- I finally got caught up on watching Who Do You Think You Are? I was working at a Girl Scout cookie booth during the last show and the week before I was watching a movie with my husband. I couldn’t bear to ruin his Friday night by stopping his guy movie to turn on a genealogy show. As I was in bed with a cold while everyone else was at church this past Sunday, I caught myself up online. If you’ve missed any of the episodes (and you’re Tivo-less like me), they’re available to watch when you have the time, online.