Sunday, April 13, 2014

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.

Legacy Source Citation Report screen.

It took a little bit of time going through my report...thankfully it was only 20 pages long.

I have 152 sources in my database and 2,913 individuals in my database. [Some do not have sources but I am working on this right now.]

My top three are Find A Grave with 197 individuals, a Descendant Chart for Johannes Siegfried from a cousin with 83 individuals, and The Argus [Newspaper from Benton, Pennsylvania] with 57 individuals.

I do not care for how the report looks.  I wish there was an option to put it in either alphabetical order or in numerical order by how many individuals you have for the source.

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 figured I better do it now before this database gets any larger.]









Monday, April 7, 2014

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" family tree by Sharon Lucille Davis, profile for John McKinney Buckalew (b. Feb 1866 d. 1936). 

Subsequent Citation:
"Public Member Tree," database "davis /ritter/farver Family Tree" family tree by Sharon Lucille Davis, profile for John McKinney Buckalew (b. Feb 1866 d. 1936). 

Bibliography:
"Public Member Tree." Database. Ancestry.com. Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

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:

  1. Otto Siegfried
  2. William Edger Siegfried
  3. Arthur Siegfried -- I'm not sure if this is really another child or if he is Archibald...more things for my to do list!
  4. Archibald (Archie) Siegfried
  5. Cassia Siegfried
  6. Charles Crawford Siegfried
  7. Darwin Wesley Seigfreid (my great grandfather)
  8. Gertrude Siegfried
  9. Harry Siegfried
  10. Harty Titus Siegfried
  11. Hattie Siegfried
  12. Dorothy Siegfried
County Historical Maps of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, Pa.: Archives Publishing Company of Pennsylvania, Incorporated, (donated) 1950). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

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 Rock Cemetery, Red Rock, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania.
Photo by Glenn Piper 
I want to know more about this family!  I will continue searching for more clues.
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