Researching: Davey, Gleeson, Gorrell, Hork, Hutson, Johnston, Jones, Lundquist, Nilsen, Selman, Sievert, Sullivan, Tierney, & Wollenweber.
Just found your blog after viewing Dear Myrtle's Study Group for "Tracing Immigrant Ancestors" and wanted to become familiar with blogs - so I picked you. My name is Severn Chumley and my interest in genealogy springs from my Grandfather. I took up my searching to keep me busy while going through a divorce and to learn more of family to pass onto my children. I come from a time before computers and am still learning along the way. Hoping I can learn to share what I have learned of family to others. Thanks Severn
My daughter and I have just started researching our genealogy and I came across your blog. We may be related and I'm wanting to know what all you may have on the family of Reuben Mack Johnston and Olivia Jane Jones. From what I can find, I believe Reuben and Olivia are my great grandparents on my dads side. Any information would be very appreciated. Thank you. Glenna Couch Sandhoff
Hi Glenna. I guessing you descend from Florence Ellen Johnston & John Walter Couch. Her parents were Reuben Mack Johnston and Olivia Jane Jones. Florence had 12 brothers and sisters and my great-grandfather, Thomas Newton was one of them. If you can email me direct (the email address is snrylisa at gmail dot com.) we can communicate more.
Hi, I just found Vincent as executor in Eva Winke probate.Which lead my to believe a connection with Johann Sievert.So added 2 more great grandparents in Christoph and Anna. -Tommy
Just saw the Dear MYRTLE study group on Dr. Jones Mastering Genealogical Documentation (Chapter 1) and you stated from the group that you use your own Source/Citation Templates on index cards (BTW thank you for your information on how insufficient the GEDCOM is for transferring Source/Citation fields). I have been frustrated in using software Templates and want to do the same as you have done and just create my own and focus on the essentials (just the breadcrumbs to find my way back). If you would please, can you offer any suggestions on how to get started and how you use your templates in some kind of workflow. I was thinking of making these templates in my digital Research Log and then kind of fill in the blanks (also printing them out for use on the road as well). Just now sure how to get started.
You're welcome, Mike. I have the templates only on 3 x 5 cards posted above my computer as a reminder. It would be a good idea to put the template in Excel or a Word table (which has the advantage of formatting--can't format in Excel). When you find someone's citation format you like, just copy that and make the changes based on your own data.
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