Genealogy

Sharing your Genealogy Research

sharingI have been interested in my families’ genealogy for around 10 years now.  I remember that my first real start was in the summer of 2002, when my uncle Phil gave me some of the research he had done on the family.  I looked at the info that he gave me, and then set it aside.  I did not really get started on doing some real research until about 6 years ago.

My Family tree....By the numbers

Every year I set a few goals for the year, and often time, goals about my family tree are in the works.  In the past I have been more concerned about "growing" the tree based on the number of individuals alone, but this year I am also looking to improve the "Quality" of the tree, by increasing the number and use of sources in the tree.  Previously, it was easy to discern if I had met my goal, just record the number of Individuals that I had before the year started, and compare to the number I have at the end of the year.

7th and 8th NSSAR Supplementals approved

SAR logoSome of you may know that I am an active member of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR).  To be a member you must be able to prove direct descent from an individual that either fought for or in some other manner supported the American cause in the Revolutionary War.  I became an approved member on April 12, 2008.

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James to John to James Arbuckle. HELP!

question markThese three individuals are really giving me problems.  These three are all that stand in the way to me proving Thomas Arbuckle as a patriot for myself and the NSSAR as well as my mother and grandmother for the NSDAR.  I am looking for any and all information that can be credibly sourced to help me document these Individuals.

Here is what I know:

2 more NSSAR Supplementals Approved

Some of you may know that I am an active member of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR).  To be a member you must be able to prove direct descent from an individual that either fought for or in some other manner supported the American cause in the Revolutionary War.  I became an approved member on April 12, 2008.  The patriot that I used to join with is Joseph Towler.

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Learning from Who do you think you are (US)

One of the shows that I like to watch if I get the chance is the American version of “Who do you think you are”.  It’s a show that traces the family history of the subject of the episode.  The American Version of the show to date has focused on celebrities, and the subject of this week’s episode was the actress Kim Cattrall (Samantha from Sex and the City).

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Genealogy and Personal Websites

I have been doing genealogy for around 6 years now, and one of the most important tools in my research has been the internet.  One important aspect of the internet is the ability to get to sites like ancestry.com or Footnote.com at any time of the day, as long as I have an internet connection.  Another aspect of the internet as a tool for genealogy is the ability to share and get the word out.

How many people are in your Genealogy Database?

After reading a blog post on Dick Eastman's website (EOGN), I was interested to see where my database sits in comparison.  The table originally posted on Mr. Eastman's Blog is slightly different than the one have posted below.  Mine is setup to include myself (or yourself) in the calculations.  So for generation 1 you have 1 person in the tree, yourself.

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Dropping Ancestry.com for 2011

This year I will not be renewing my Ancestry.com membership.  Partly because of the Expense, but mostly because I am not using it enough to justify the cost of roughly 160.00 (or a little more than 13.00 a month).  I currently have a backlog of items to get done on my own Familytree site, and I have a toddler in the house, so extra time for using Ancestry.com is not likely.