Saturday, September 26, 2009

Scottsdale Arizona Sept 2009

I am back home from a week's business trip in Scottsdale. I hope to get back to my research in the next day or two.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Getting organized genealogy style Day 4

It has been a few "days" between my Day 3 and Day 4 posts but such is life!! I purchased more supplies to continue working on Dear Myrtle's January organization checklist. I now have plenty of sheet protectors and tabbed dividers. However, I did not purchase enough 3 ring binders, but I can still get started.

After going through the checklist, multiple times, I decided it would be best for me to tweak the system to meet my needs. I put all surnames, direct and collateral, in binders alphabetically. I then created a separate notebook to file just my family group sheets. In that folder I did separate out direct and collateral lines.

I still have filing to complete before I get to the item on the checklist that I believe will be the most challenging...reconciling what I have on paper with electronic copies and data input into my Legacy database. Whew...not looking forward to that right now! I do feel a small sense of accomplishment, which I believe is what Dear Myrtle's checklist is all about. Organizing in small doses will still get you where you need to be.

Tomorrow I am going to the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, Missouri to attend a class on Wills and Probate records. I hope to be bringing home more documents to file!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Bittersweet Journey of a Child's School Days

Smile for the Camera 17th Edition

It has been a bittersweet journey from the first day of school until the first day of college. Along the way we have had four years of soccer games, six years of basketball games, eight years of baseball games and nine years of football games!! There have been interesting, and not so interesting, field trips, school plays, musicals and too many fundraisers to even think about! Some years were more challenging than others but we made it through them all.

The proud moments greatly outweigh the sad and the good moments overcome the bad. But it's in those bittersweet moments that you realize your child is growing up.

Love ya Cody! Good luck and GO BEARCATS!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wednesday, September 2, 2009