Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Moaning Monday

I am really ready for summer to be over. It does get hot here in Mid-TN and the weather here has been pretty hot, rainy followed by a couple days of slightly cooler weather - mid 80s as opposed to mid 90s. In fact, I expect it to start raining any minute.

Older daughter has had issues with rain keeping her from completely cutting her grass, which she seems to be enjoying. It's also kept her from completing some indoor projects. This week, however, she is taking a couple days off and we are going to see if we can accomplish a couple of tasks.

I am still working on my office. It is going slowly. Very slowly. Honestly, I'd rather search for info than file info. But I'm going to try. The pile on the right side of my desk is over three inches high. Some of that is filing, data entry and evaluation. the piles on the left side is stuff to put away. Or find places for. Shudder.

And I am still learning Legacy Family tree. I like it. But there are a couple things that bug me, one of which is the inability to get to the Name List without using the mouse. I still try Ctrl-F frequently, because that is how I accessed the name index from RootsMagic. Maybe someday LFT will get it together!

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Holy Cow! Jump Starting the Old Genealogy MoJo!

I attended two webinars sponsored by Legacy Family Tree this week. The one I attended yesterday was Research Recharge by Lisa Alzo. Just what I needed to get my genealogy Mojo going.

One of the things that is helping with that is the Research Guidance function in Legacy Family Tree. I love it and I hate it. I hate it, because it is giving me a lot of stuff to look at for my Nathaniel Davidson brick wall. I love it for the same reason. Eight pages is kind of crazy though!

I even cleared one small portion of my desk! This actually involved shifting paper from one side to the next. I'm afraid to file anything without being sure that it was entered in my records, and it has been such a long time since I did anything with anything.

Or so I thought. Since March, I have added 31 people to my database. Deleted 8 to-do list items and added 34 items to that list. Eek!

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Oh Man!

Recently, I received an email from Canon about my mobile printer not being compatible with Windows 8. Sigh. This is my little travel printer that goes on trips with me to print out to-do lists, maps, cemetery section maps, etc. Canon nicely offered a customer loyalty discount, but I think I can do better probably at Staples or Amazon.

One of the nice things about my old ip70 was the cradle kit for it which turned it into a cordless printer. I love it. It still has to be attached to the computer via USB, but that isn't an issue.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Who Do You Think You Are? WHAT?

I am catching up on WDYTYA and I am puzzled why someone from UC Irvine is involved in records at the Missouri State Archives. Just one more reason Ancestry puzzles me.

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