Category: Organize!

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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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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The Web

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

This 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 deceive me. Anyone who ever heated their home with wood, or tried to …

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Granny’s Land Record Transcriptions

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

I 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 other miscellaneous garbage stuff information, and I prefer that comments and …

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Locating Property and Landmarks in Michigan.

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

As 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 and other research locations. Many of these are familiar, but perhaps …

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Wexford County Deeds, Part 2

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

Now 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 my list from the index,  some were more important to me …

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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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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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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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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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