Friday, January 2, 2015

Accentuate the Positive 2014 Geneameme

Jill Ball at GeniAus posted :

Accentuate the Positive 2014 Geneameme










Here are my answers:


1.  An elusive ancestor I found -- Unfortunately, I have not been able to find the parents of Rev. Alvah Russel Rutan but I am hoping that 2015 will bring some great clues on where to look so I can find out who they are.

2.  A precious family photo I found was of my Great grandparents.  I love this photo of them!  On the back are their names in her handwriting!!  There is no date either.  I think this was taken at their house in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania.


3.  An ancestor's grave I found was -- No cemetery exploring for me in 2014 but I will be back out there as soon as it gets nice out again!  Unless you count the ones I have been able to find on Findagrave.  I have been lucky enough, recently, to have come across a lot of my Houseknecht's headstones on Findagrave along with some new family members that I have been able to add to my tree.  (Thank you to all the Findagrave volunteers...without you I would not have found some of my ancestors!!)

4.  An important vital record I found was my great grandfather and great grandmother's death certificates.

5.   My 2014 blog post that I was particularly proud of was about processing How I process death certificates.

6.   My 2014 blog post that received a large number of hits or comments was Tagging in Legacy

7. A social media tool I enjoyed using for genealogy was IFTTT.  I have it set up Recipes so that when I post a new blog post it automatically goes to Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.

8. A genealogy conference/seminar/webinar from which I learnt something new was Monday's with Myrt.  I always learn something new when I watch.

9. I am proud of the presentation I gave at the Legacy Users Group on Google+.  I was lucky enough to participate a few times in our Hangouts.  

10. I taught a friend how to use Evernote for doing Genealogy.

11. A new genealogy/history book I enjoyed was The Fishing Creek Confederacy A Story of Civil War Draft Resistence by Richard A. Sauers and Peter Tomasak.  Alvah Rutan is mentioned in the book because he was arrested during the Fishing Creek Confederacy for speaking out against the President.  There is not a whole lot of information about Alvah in the book but it tells a great story.

12. Another positive I would like to share is that I posted 31 blog posts in 2014 and I could not be happier!  I have been helping people with Legacy and Evernote and I get a great amount of joy helping others!
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