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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun on Sunday Night!

On Saturday Randy Seaver posted Saturday Night Genealogy Fun at his Genea-Musings blog.  Randy's mission was as follows:

       1)  Have you done a good job of citing your sources in your genealogy management program or online family tree?  How are you doing?  How many source citations do you have, and how many people are in your tree?  What is the sources to persons ratio?

       2)  Which master source (e.g., 1900 U.S. census, Find A Grave, specific book, etc.) do you have the most citations for?  How many?  How did you figure this out?

       3)  Tell us in your own blog post, in comments to this post, or on Facebook or Google+ in a post.  Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your post on this blog post.

In Legacy I did a Source Citation Report.
Cleaning up my citations is an ongoing project that I have been working on for a few weeks now.  I am no where near being done but I am finding where I am missing information and sources so I am working on cleaning this all up.  [I fig…

Citing Ancestry.com Member Trees in Legacy Family Tree

I have been following Russ Worthington's posts at Family Tree Maker User about citing Ancestry.com Member Trees in FTM and I found a way to do the same in Legacy.  A way that works for me at least.

I chose to add a generic source and then from the drop down menu Online database.


The Source List Name is the name that you see in your source list for easy retrieval.  I put **USE THIS ONE** to make it stand out until I get the others cleared out.

I left the fields for author last name, author given name, author suffix, date and agency/creator blank to get the results that I wanted. Click save and move to the detail section.


In the item of interest field I put the name of the Member Tree in quotation marks, family tree by member name, profile for with birth and death information in parenthesis.


My citation now look like:
Footnote/Endnote Citation: "Public Member Tree," database, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 6 Apr 2014), "davis /ritter/farver Family Tree"…

William Andrew Siegfried

William Andrew Siegfreid is my 2nd great grandfather.  He is the son of William Henry and Eve Greenzwig Siegfried.

William was born 21 October 1857 in Millport, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon county, Pennsylvania and he died on 16 February 1927 in Sugarloaf Township, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania.

William married Emma Lydia Shellhammer in 1880.  They had the following children:

Otto SiegfriedWilliam Edger SiegfriedArthur Siegfried -- I'm not sure if this is really another child or if he is Archibald...more things for my to do list!Archibald (Archie) SiegfriedCassia SiegfriedCharles Crawford SiegfriedDarwin Wesley Seigfreid (my great grandfather)Gertrude SiegfriedHarry SiegfriedHarty Titus SiegfriedHattie SiegfriedDorothy Siegfried
I found William living in Luzerne county on the 1880 census in Black Creek, the 1900 census in Sugar Loaf, the 1910 census in Sugar Loaf and the 1920 census in Sugar Loaf.  I do now know when or why he moved 
I also know that William is buried in Red…