Tag Archive for writing

Women

Surprisingly, I find people that do not research their maternal ancestors. I don’t know how you leave those stones unturned, And it’s not necessarily true that you wont find history written on them. Massachusetts Quilting.. I was browsing only as I love quilting and like a gift from the heavens, I saw a quilt by…

Writing the book

Finally I am formatting the book I hope to write. Although I will provide documentation, I will abandon the well known version of formatted genealogy with lineages and dates. I intend on taking my gathered facts and research and instead write them out narratively. Instead of sharing my enthusiasm, I have watched non-researchers stare blankly…

Poking my Head up.

I had a wonderful vacation with a friend. I enjoyed touring around family history posts.  And when I returned, as typical of many vacations, I was hit hard with things that needed my attention. So all my wonderful vacation photos, my wonderful notes on family history were set aside while I played catch up. Now…

Ancestors Trails

I run into a lot of people while researching. I hear lots of stories of people and their travels while searching for their roots. I, myself, have lots of grandparents found. I have hundreds of relatives on my charts. Except for a few Germans and a Spaniard, everyone else comes from England. I have not…

A Day’s Fishing

This is a school paper written by Inez Allen Kohler in 1904.I have typed it as written and will later figure out how old she was an what grade this was. Enjoy! Inez V. Allen Sept 26, 1904 English 3a   One Day when we were at the beach my father woke us up with,…

More on Fan Charting

It seems to be a mathematical law of nature that fan charts cannot be more than 9 generations long. But I have worked out a plan for myself when I run into a line that takes me further into the past. First I cheat and start further up then I should. For instance, in this…

Fan Charting

You can find all kinds of charts free for download on the internet.The problem is that they don’t hold many generations.  I would very much like to have a fan chart to put on the wall as it is a quick viewing guide to my work and shows me where I need to focus.The visual…