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I'm back!!

Yes, I am still alive; it has been a busy few months and I needed a break.  A break from life would be nice too but that will never happen.  I started a new job back in August and it took some time to get use to the new schedule.  My family was calling my name and waiting to be discovered once again.

Getting started where I left off was not as difficult as I thought it would be.  I started using Evernote to keep track of what I was doing before my break so when I picked it back up again I knew where I had left off.  My Evernote Task List looks a little different from last time.


Time to jump in and discover more family and their stories!

Evernote To Do List Update

Last month I started keeping track of my to do list in Evernote using TaskClone.  It worked great and with a few minor adjustments this moth has been going even better.

One of my concerns was that My Task List note in Evernote was going to get very long and hard to navigate if I kept adding to the bottom of the list.  At the end of June I made a copy of the note and renamed it to z -- My Task List -- 26 June 2015 and moved it to my Research notebook.


Now that I had a copy of My Task List note I reviewed my original note and realized that I did not need to use date headings and removed them and all completed tasks.  I saw that most of my to dos were topic related mostly by surname.  With a little rearranging I came up with my new to do list for the month of July.  As I add more notes TaskClone pulls the to dos and adds them to the bottom of the list.  I cut and paste them in the correct area.

At the end of the month I will make a copy of the note, rename it (following the naming schem…

Keeping track of all of those to do's!

I recently found TaskClone through an article I read in Feedly. {I don't remember who wrote the blog post or even where it was.}  TaskClone will pull to do's in an Evernote note to a Task List note in Evernote.  You have to sign up for TaskClone and then connect your Evernote account.  The free version of TaskClone will only work with Evernote but with the paid versions you can connect with other to do apps.

In Evernote I have a notebook called To Do that I keep notes in that have reoccurring to dos and any genealogy notes that I am currently working on.  All of the notes in this notebook have a reminder set. {except for one because it is a transcription of an image in another note in this To Do notebook.}

 In the image above you can see my To Do notebook in my Inbox stack {left column}, the middle column shows the notes in the To Do notebook, the blue box in the middle column is showing where the reminders are, and in the third column on the right is the note.  The red box in…

Sunday Sources

The image below shows the list of sources for Myra Jane Kramer.  The ones highlighted in green are from the Cemeteries of Columbia County, Volume 2 book.  

This is the page where Myra Jane Kramer Hartman is listed.  It gives her name, her husbands name, her year of birth and her year of death.  The pages are arranged by cemetery so I know where she was buried as well.  The numbers by the names are the image numbers from my camera on the day we photographed this cemetery.




Do you "Google"?

You never know what you are going to find when "googleing" for something or someone.  

According to Urban Dictionary the definition of googleing is "the act of looking something up on an internet search engine to include any people or background search to find out anything significant not previously known."
A few days ago I was searching for some information on Peter C. Hunter who is my 4th great-grandfather on my mom's dad's side.  I found a few links from a Google search that looked promising; one being a link to a Google book.  The book was Commemorative biographical record of northeastern Pennsylvania : including the counties of Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike and Monroe, containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and many of the early settled families.  So far the research I have done has not shown any Siegfried's in any of those counties but I figured it was worth a look.
What I found was information on a Peter Hunter mar…

Sunday Sources

A copy of the birth registration is below {click on it to make it larger}.

Transcription of the record :

Registration of Births registered by C. Robbins the Assessor of Fishingcreek East on the 25 day of May 1895

Name of Child -- Levi Harlan
Sex -- Male
Color -- White
Name of Father -- Thomas Joshua E
Name of Mother -- Clara B Thomas
Residence -- Asbury
Occupation of Father -- L {Laborer}
Date and Place of Birth -- February 20 1895; Asbury
Date of Makeing Record -- May 6 1895

The image below shows the event in my Legacy database.


NOTE : I have added USA after Columbia County, Pennsylvania in my citation to keep it consistent with my other source citations.

Cousin Bait

I have a tree on Ancestry, Wiki Tree, and My Heritage.  The Ancestry tree is my work in progress tree and the others are mainly there for others to find and connect with me.  Recently, I made a connection through Wiki Tree when another member wanted to merge one of my ancestors with hers as they represented the same person.  While looking at her tree I recognized a lot of names in her tree. We chatted through email and found out that we are researching the same area and that many of our ancestors are connected in one way or another.

Below is my profile page on Wiki Tree


It really pays off having your tree out there for "Cousin Bait!"
Who have you been lucky to connect with using cousin bait??

Remembering our Ancestors

Today, I have been reminiscing about some of my research and remembering our ancestors.  Joseph Thomas was one of the first ancestors that I spent a lot of time researching and wanting to know more.  There is still more to find out and connections to make.  Below is a post I did last year about Joseph.
How are you remembering your ancestors this Memorial Day??

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Joseph is my husband's 3rd great-grandfather.  

Joseph was born in 1830 probably in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania and he died 3 Apr 1865 in Hopewell, Prince George County, Virginia from wounds received during the Civil War.
Joseph married Elizabeth Jane Savage (I blogged about Elizabeth's burial search before) 19 June 1854 in Fishing Creek Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania.  Joseph and Elizabeth had 7 children: Daniel W. ThomasJohn W. ThomasJoshua Eugene Thomas (My husband's 2nd great-grandfather)Parvin Osca…

Took a little break...

...to celebrate Mother's Day and my 11 year anniversary!



The last few days have been great!

Now back to our regularly scheduled program...my genealogy!

Sunday Sources

During the A to Z challenge for April I had a few requests to see more about my sources.  For the next month or so I am going to post about some of my sources in Legacy on Sundays.


In the source list name it looks like Baptism--Pennsylvania--Columbia County--Orangeville--Zion Reformed Church.  The citation is as follows: Zion Reformed Church (Orangeville, Pennsylvania, USA), Baptism Certificate, Richard Donald Thomas (1923), issued 1 Jun 1923. Cit. Date 4 Dec 2012.

I have a copy of the original certificate.  It is for my husband's grandfather.


What I learned from the A to Z Challenge

I should have planned my posts better.  When I first started I was doing great and then weekend happened!  Next time I will plan ahead and have posts done and scheduled to post.I really like blogging!  I looked forward to writing each post and sharing my Legacy database and Evernote.I really like the comments from my readers.  I tried very hard to make sure that I commented on those who left me comments.There are a lot of great bloggers out there!Even those who are non genealogy addicts still found my blog interesting!I like sharing Legacy tips and tricks and how I use it in my genealogy.Evernote is great at archiving posts with a little help from IFTTT.  My Legacy to do list and my sources need some cleaning up.I still don't have a great way to track my genealogy -- A research log would be great if I could decide on the best way to do it.I LOVE genealogy! I hope everyone has enjoyed the A to Z challenge for April.  If there are still questions about anything that I posted please …

Z is for Zoom

Sometimes the fonts that we use in our database can make it hard to see.  In the individual information screen if you go to options and then zoom you can change your font size to make it easier for you to see it.  
You can also find in under options on the index view, descendant view, and the Legacy home tab.  I'm sure there are other locations to use this zoom feature; if find others please let me know.
Thank you for hanging out here at my blog for the A to Z Challenge!  I hope you learned something new along the way!

Y is for years

You can decide if you want the years a person was alive displayed in legacy.  This can be adjusted under Options > Customize > #8 View.  In 8.1 if you uncheck the check boxes the years will not be displayed in Legacy.
The image below shows the years displayed on the family tab.

The years are displayed in the family view, the pedigree view and on the name list.  The image below shows section 8.1 where you can make your changes.
Up next is my last post, letter Z, for the A to Z challenge.  It has been lots of fun sharing my Legacy database and a little of Evernote with all of you.  See you for letter Z!

X is for {e}xcluding information in a potential problems report.

To get to the Potential Problems Report I go to My Toolbar > Report Menu > Other > Potential Problems.
The first tab, Records, allows you to choose what you want to search.  All records, records with previous errors along with new records, etc. and you can also check records with a certain tag# and tag all problems records with a certain tag#.  Tagging your records with potential problems is beneficial because it makes it easier to work with the records to make corrections.
 On the warnings tab you can select when Legacy will warn you of potential problems in you database.  You can adjust the warnings to fit your needs.
Under the problems tab you can select what problems you want to be notified of.
 The warnings und the standardization tab help keep your database consistent. 

Under the gaps tab you are able to adjust the gaps that you get a warning for a potential problem.
I have a note in Evernote in my Best Practices notebook that lists all of the database maintenance that…