Fun with Genealogy Files Part 4

In Fun with Genealogy Files Part 3, I shared my obsessive need desire to create virtual place holders. Ones that match the paper file place holders I made for each of my direct line ancestors. You’ll be pleased to know that I have been plodding along, methodically moving documents into their respective folders. It isn’t fun, but…

Fun with Genealogy Files Part 3

I’ll bet you’ve been wondering how my genealogy filing project is coming along. 🙂 You may remember that in Fun with Genealogy Files Part 2, I shared my desire to create virtual place holders for each of my direct line ancestors that matched my paper file place holders. I also shared the disappointment I felt…

Fun with Genealogy Files Part 1

Mr. W2L4A and I downsized earlier this year. Our smaller home came equipped with a smaller space for storing genealogy records. Okay. This is the perfect opportunity to tackle overflowing files I’ve been meaning to get to for years. And make liberal use of cloud storage. And arrange my genealogy files in such a way that…

Tying Up Loose Ends

Using the calendars in Family Tree Maker as a tickler file is helping tie up loose ends in my family history research. On this date in 1900, Clara Antoinette Joehnk was born in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio. Her parents were John and Clara nee Biedinger. Clara Biedinger’s parents were Nicholas and Sophia nee Schmitt. This Schmitt…

A Second Look at November

Feeling overwhelmed by the number of tasks on your genealogy to-do list? Oh my gosh, me too! Last month I decided to let my ancestors guide me through what should be done next to tell their stories. I started by printing a monthly calendar from Family Tree Maker. Each day lists an event in the life of one…