Tuesday, September 30, 2014

FTM2014 - Citing a Printed Book

The steps I take to Cite a Printed Book



_______________________________________________________________
Copyright © 2014 by H R Worthington

Monday, September 29, 2014

FTM2014 - Research Log Follow up

Follow up on how I use *#FTM2014* and it's Research Log tab



_______________________________________________________________
Copyright © 2014 by H R Worthington

Friday, September 26, 2014

FTM2014 - Do I add an Unrelated Person ?

Am reviewing and updating my Research Log for my Grandmother in my database. In recreating my research log, I was looking at the Sources as I am going through the research and making sure that the Sources I have are in the FTM2014 Evidence Explained format and to review that source to see IF I missed anything.

In the 1900 Census, my grandmother was living with her Grandmother, but in the house where my grandmother had lived. Both of her parents had died. In that household was a lodge. I remembered that and have a hint as to who this person was and probably why this lodger was there.

I will show how I added this Unrelated Person to my database and will probably do some research on this person to really determine why this young women was there in 1900.



_______________________________________________________________
Copyright © 2014 by H R Worthington

Monday, September 22, 2014

FTM2014 - How to use a Research Log within the program - Update

Earlier today, I did a Video Blog post on Research Notes.

FTM2014 - How to use a Research Log within the program

After I posted it, I realized that I left something, very important out. How did I find or how did a search for that SSDI or 1920 Census Record. My class saw me do it live, but I didn't include the details in that earlier Blog post.

Here is the Research Log from that blog post.


I have the Date and the Source, where I would look at the Source Workspace for details. BUT, how did I get there?


I added that I had followed a Shaky Leaf that was attached to John Wheeling Jones. Now, John wasn't the Head of Household, so I moved to his father, Omar, who was the Head of Household. In that 1920 Census Report, it Claimed that his Mother was born in a State. So, only the Birth State was recorded.

I can go back to that Census Record to see what else was in the Record. Because I always move an Ancestry.com "source" into an Evidence Explained Template, the Citation work is already done.

This is my bread crumb reminding me now I got there.
_______________________________________________________________
Copyright © 2014 by H R Worthington

FTM2014 - How to use a Research Log within the program

Teaching folks how to use Family Tree Maker and remembering some basic genealogy skills, I have been trying to determine what works best for me with Research Logs. This is a first attempt at sharing this process to others.


_______________________________________________________________
Copyright © 2014 by H R Worthington

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FTM2014 - How to generate a list of Names

There was a question on Facebook about How can I create a list of ONLY Names for the front of a book. Here is a quick and simple way to do just that.




_______________________________________________________________
Copyright © 2014 by H R Worthington

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ancestry Mobile App Update

An update on the Ancestry Mobile App for the IOS operating system. The video is specifically on the iPhone App. I looked at the new App on my iPad and there was only a slight difference. AND I was able to take a picture and attach it to a person in my Ancestry Member Tree.
_______________________________________________________________
Copyright © 2014 by H R Worthington

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Find A Grave Celebrates 100 Million Photos On Site!

Thought I would share this with you all.

Find A Grave Celebrates 100 Million Photos On Site!

Russ
_______________________________________________________________
Copyright © 2014 by H R Worthington

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Chart Chick: An Open Letter to MyCanvas Users

Thought I would share this Open Letter from "The Chart Chick". I have used their services in the past and love the outcome. I created a Chart for an elderly aunt, so what she could show her great grand children. Not only did they like it, but others who have see the chart loved it.

The Chart Chick: An Open Letter to MyCanvas Users

Thank you,

Russ

Print Friendly