Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Genealogy Do-Over Week 1

I have decided to join in Thomas MacEntee's Genealogy Do-Over 13 week challenge.  My research is careful than most I've come across, but it would not be reliable without proof and documentation.  Also, I have not been consistent in citing my sources believing I would get back to it one day.  While recently I have realized that I have impeded great progress by not keeping better research notes on the where, how and what I've researched.


The first week of this challenge calls for all previous research to be set aside.  Easy enough for me, as it was a little disorganized anyway.  While gathering up my papers and putting them away this is where I discovered my duplicate research.
Next I'm going to prepare to research, something that I've not done before.  In looking through all the tools and notes that I have taken on how to do genealogy research, preparing to do research was one I never embraced and skipped over.  I look forward to learning and refining a proper research process that fits me.  
The last task for week one is to establish best practices and guidelines.  Which sounds like a checklist to me.  In my recent employment I have grown to live by checklists, and this task fits that bill.  I'll also incorporate the Golden Rules from the challenge blog and am going to be an all-in participant.  That way I can learn more, be organized and fill in those HUGE gaps of missing information.
Here is the link if you want to learn more:  http://www.geneabloggers.com/genealogy-doover-week-1-28-january-2015/
Until next week.






Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year, Happy Birthday

Aah the new year, a time to reflect on the last and make resolutions for the new one.  My intention of starting this blog was to make connections.  I'm not sure if I am accomplishing that one as I don't receive many comments.  I also wanted to share, which I do when I make the time if my hectic, unplanned life.

So today's post is a quick happy birthday to my collateral family:


John DENISON Junior - born 1 Jan 1669/70

Lt. Ebenezer BILLINGS Junior - born 1 Jan 1683/84
Leslie L. WORLEY - born 1 Jan 1924
Lavaughn D. HEUSON (McMILLAN) - born 1 Jan 1929

LaVaughn Heuson published a book of her family genealogy which can be found in the LDS Library in Salt Lake City.  As well as in the Clay County Historical Museum in Clay, Kansas.  When I did a Google search of Lavaughn's name, I discovered she had authored this book plus it gave her married name.  A few years back, I had received some pages from this book at the Clay County Historical Museum when I mailed a research inquiry to them on a connected family line being researched.  Lavaughn was also found at the Findagrave website with a photo of her headstone, mortality information and spouse's name and birth year.


Happy New Year everyone.  May it be a prosperous and fun year.