Category Archive: Organize!

Feb 20

Some Wexford County Obituaries

As part of the 2010 Geneablogger Winter Games, I have been organizing my files, renaming some, adding tags and so on. While doing that I came across some information which may help some of you! I posted these on the Wexford, Michigan RootsWeb e-mail list years ago. I think adding it here might reach some …

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Dec 30

2009 Resolutions, Progress?

The end is here, the end of the year, that is. It is time to see how Granny has done on her resolutions. On December 28, 2008 I considered my situation carefully and wrote: For my research: 1. Enter all the information from the BOX into my database. No exceptions, no cheating. 2. I will …

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Nov 30

The Web

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This entry is part 24 of 99 in the series Deeds in the Family

This entry is part 24 of 99 in the series Deeds in the FamilyThis little quote replaced the then current earworm in my head the other day: Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!1 You might want to know that I really don’t think our ancestors were attempting to …

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Oct 30

Granny’s Land Record Transcriptions

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Land Records

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Land RecordsI received a Facebook comment with regard to my land record spreadsheet. I asked permission and added the comment at the end of the post here on my blog. A Facebook comment is soon lost in the feed of status updates, link posts and …

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Oct 29

Locating Property and Landmarks in Michigan.

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Land Records

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Land RecordsAs I have studied the land records of my families in Michigan, I have used a variety of maps and resources to be sure I know the location of each piece of property. I have likewise used multiple resources to visit homes, cemeteries, libraries …

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Oct 26

Wexford County Deeds, Part 2

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Land Records

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Land RecordsNow I had a neat spreadsheet of land records I extracted from the Wexford County, Michigan index books. What should I do next?  There were so many deeds, and I was not equally interested in them.  Or, at least at the moment I created …

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Oct 20

Progress and Pain

Back on December 28, 2008 I made some resolutions, on which I will report progress today in this post. This is not a 30 day or quarterly report, I am writing it because I don’t know what else to write today, and this may help me decide what to write tomorrow. No more foot dragging, …

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Sep 03

I Did It! (Almost)

Remember the box, and the resolution to enter all the data into my genealogy database? On June 6th, I checked how I was doing, and found that I had fallen miserably short on the data entry end of things. When I assessed my progress on August 2th, I was feeling a little better about the …

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Aug 21

Think Faster, Type Faster

I have been working hard on my genealogy resolution, to organize, evaluate, enter, and file all the information that I have gathered and piled up over the past year or so. On August 12 the pile looked like this: Today, it looks like this: However, everything I have entered is still waiting to be filed, …

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Aug 08

Moving Right Along

I feel disconnected from the this blog right now, having spent the last week on other things. Some reports for my genealogy society, some other work for that cause, a trip to Lansing to protest (so 60’s), and a family reunion. Now all that is water over the dam. I’m going continue on my quest …

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