Thursday, November 1, 2012

Ghosts

Hello, did u all have a great Halloween ?   Did u find any ghosts in your closets yet. Don't 4get tomorrow is free genealogical question Friday?  Ask me any genealogical question and I'll answer right here in my blog.   Lets help other learn to research their family history.   Until tomorrow, keep those ghosts at bay.   Cga

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Genealogy Bug

In today's busy society and with the way the economy is, Genealogy is the farthest thought from your mind.  Who cares how my ancestors from 100 years ago lived.  I need to survive in today's world.  I need to go to work, take care of my family, worry about whether the car will start, or how my son/daughter are doing in school.  Sometimes, though, we need to take a break from everyday stress and appreciate what we have.   100 years ago cars were new, there were no televisions, iPods, cell phones or computers.  Your ancestors too had worries but it all boils down to how they survived and lived their life.

I caught this bug called Genealogy when my first child was just months old, he is now 35.  My mother introduced me to Genealogy.  I would look at her and my thoughts were, I need to feed my baby not tramp through cemeteries with her to look and record births and deaths of my long dead relatives.  I humored mom and before long I was in love with "Genealogy".

This week we are hunting for our ancestors.  We don't know where this hunt will take us.  However, before we begin we need to learn how to hunt and the tools we will need to make it successful.  Every week I will be right here talking about Genealogy and how to hunt for your ancestors.  Every week I will give you tips on how to be successful, how to break through brick walls. cga

Friday, September 7, 2012

FREE QUESTION ?

Its Free Genealogical Question Friday?   Ask any genealogical question and I'll answer FREE right here on my blog.   Stuck at a brick wall, let me help you with just one questions.   cga

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Love of the Hunt

Continuing from yesterday, Brick Walls

3..Create a chronological timeline of your brick wall ancestor.  You should include every life
event as well as major historical events that may help shed a light on the living situation of your
ancestor.   By doing this step,  you will see gaps in your research.  Get a blank sheet of paper
and write down every year of your brick wall ancestors life and start filling in.
4..Study sideways.   What do I mean by this?  Try tracing the lives of your brick wall ancestors
siblings, cousins, neighbors, in-laws, slave owners, co workers. cga

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Love of the Hunt

What are brick walls in the Genealogy world? Are you at one today? As family researchers we all hit a brick wall at one time or another. What is a brick wall? It is a place in our research where we are stuck, can’t go any further, tried everything. What do we do about breaking through that brick wall?
Lets explore a few options:
1..
Write down in story format what you have already learned such as..grandpa was a farmer who lived from ...in such a county and state..he married ..... on ....and had 10 children, get the gist of the story? As you write you will be able to review and organize your work. With this method, you will find holes in your story that you need to do further research on.
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Friday, August 24, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Its TGIFGQF!    Free  Genealogical Question Friday?  Ask me a genealogy question and I will answer you right here on my blog?   Have a great weekend and go visit the oldest relative and make their day.   cga

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

More organizations you should join.  The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) helps to preserve African-American family history, genealogy, and cultural diversity by teaching research techniques and providing  information to the community. Their goal is to promote research, provide resources for historical and genealogical studies, create a network of persons with similar interests, and assist members in documenting their histories.  You can explore this national organization through their website at  www.aahgsatl.org.  The AAHGS has a local chapter that meets at the Georgia National Archives in Morrow, Ga monthly with informative speakers. cga

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Love of the Hunt

NGS (National Genealogical Society) is a great organization to join for everyone interested in family research. By being a member of NGS you will have many benefits such as free educational courses, a free quarterly magazine, access to blogs, forms, research resources, discounts in the NGS online store and much more. Check out their website at www.ngsgenealogy.org. They are always in need of volunteers.  Cga 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Genealogy(Love of the Hunt)

Rockdale County Genealogical Society is a group devoted to family research and helping others with informative programs monthly. The Society meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 3 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, 1275 Flat Shoals Rd, Conyers. Come join in the fun
at their
September meeting with Robert Willingham, jr. author of “Deadly Trust” . This book is about the mysterious disappearance of the Nelms Sisters. Deadly Trust, a Southern historical novel, is based on a true story of good versus evil and the efforts made to bring about justice. Mark your calendar for September 9th at 3 pm.  Cga 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Love of the Hunt

It's Free Genealogy Question Friday?  Do u have a brick wall to break down?  Maybe u can't find  gr grandma maiden name?  Ask me and I will d my best to get an answer right here on my blog.  cga

Friday, August 10, 2012

Genealogy

It's free genealogical question Friday?   Been busy all week, now it's ur turn to ask me any question for free?  Ur answer in this blog will help others maybe break thru their brick walls.    Have a gr8 weekend and go visit grandpa (of course call 1st).  Cga

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

What organization do u belong to as your family researcher?   It is a great idea to belong to ur local historical society.   Have u checked it out yet?  The society may have information on your relatives.  Historical societies sometimes sponsor Genealogy classes.   They may also need volunteers which, of course, is a valuable experience.   Would love to know if you found ur local Historical Society a great idea?  cga

Friday, August 3, 2012

It's Free Friday Genealogical Question?   Ask ur question and I'll answer right here on my blog.   Going to relatives this weekend?   Don't 4get the digital tape recorder.    cga

Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Genealogy (love of the hunt) by CeirraGeorgia: Genealogy (Love of the Hunt): Continuing from yesterday, Resource checklist: Church:     archives, local parish records, local church histories State Records:   vital r...

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Continuing from yesterday, Resource checklist:
Church:    archives, local parish records, local church histories

State Records:  vital records, land grants, state census, militia records, tax lists, archives, journals.

National Records:  censuses, mortality schedules, military records, pension records, passenger lists, immigration records, land records., passports and visa applications.

Libraries:  indexes, printed and misc. genealogies, printed histories, obituary collection/indexes, cemetery records, birth, death, divorce indexes.

Newspapers:  advertisements, announcements, obituaries, births, local, professional and trade.

You can find a complete printed check list at http://www.lineages.com/learning-center/toolkit/.  The checklist is for home and family genealogical resources and institutional resources.

See u tomorrow for Free Genealogy Question Friday. cga

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

A Resource check list and checking it twice

Have you checked all the resources that are available to you?  Now that you know the basics for starting your Genealogy, lets learn what resources are available to you and whether you checked everything?

Home Resources:  family Bible, letters, Interviews, photographs, birth certificates, baby books, prayer books, journals, heirlooms, farm records, medical/health records, memoirs, biographies

County Records:  vital records such as birth, death, marriage; wills, estates, deeds, mortgages, other recorders records, naturalization records.

Town Records and Libraries:  city and county directories, cemetery records, graves, misc. or published histories, newspapers files, tax lists, voter records, public school records. Tomorrow I will continue with the checklist. cga

Friday, July 27, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Friday Yea!!!  Its FRee Genealogy Question Day?    Ask me and I'll respond right here on my blog!   R u visiting relatives this weekend?   Maybe u have hit a brick wall.   Let me help.   cga

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Continuing my Survival Road Trip Kit:
5-  Forms -  Print out blank forms such as: research calendar, research extract, source summary for family information, correspondence record or other forms that you deem necessary to record the information you are looking for.  Check online for other forms like a cemetery form, probate office form depending on where you are going.   Forms keep you organized for when you get back to your room or home so that you can transcribe easily.

6-  Camera (digital preferred)  voice recorder, portable scanner -  when visiting cemeteries it is a good idea to take a picture of the entrance to the cemetery plus any gravesites you find.   Making note of where the grave sites are located is also suggested.  A voice recorder is great if you happen to come across an old timer in the city you are visiting and he/she has lots of stories to tell you.  You can use the portable scanner at the Probate Office to scan wills, death certificates, etc..

7-  Laptop Computer -  In the evenings, if you're not exhausted, you can sit down and sort through all the information you acquired throughout  the day and input the information on your database.

8-  Travel Journal - Keep a travel journal of all your research.   This journal can be a digital or a written one.  You will be surprised at how many times you will refer back to it.

But most of all, don’t get overwhelmed and do too much.   Enjoy the experience.   Even if you don’t get all the information you want, you have had fun at what you love most, Genealogy. cga

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Survival Kit Tips:

1-  Lots of pencils and paper -   Most State and National Archives, college libraries, city libraries do not allow pens.  Always go onto their website and read about what is allowed in their Genealogy Room.

2-  Change -  You will needs lots of change for making copies, parking, refreshments, etc...

3-  Family Group Sheets - These sheets should be filled out with updated information so that you can access dates easily.  Do not take your whole genealogy file with you.   Take only the pertinent information you will need.

4-  ToDo List  - Know what you are looking for.   Is it a birth certificate or a newspaper article?  Are you looking for a local cemetery?  Always make this to do list and follow it so that you don’t get sidetracked.



See u tomorrow for more survival kit tips. cga

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

As we go full swing into the summer months,  are you thinking about taking a Genealogy trip out of town.   Are you planning to go to the State and National Archives, State College Libraries, out of town cemeteries, out of town Probate Court Office?  Wherever you go, you will need a survival kit and be well prepared.  Before you plan this trip however, ask yourself, can i find this information out at my local library or maybe I can order through the local LDS Family History Center, the microfilm I need?  Searching for your family records in your ancestor’s local town or city should only be done after you are sure you cannot acquire the records through easily accessible means.  Do you want to spend the time and money traveling when you can access the information on-line?  After careful planning, make a survival kit. Follow tomorrow as we continue with the survival kit. cga

Friday, July 20, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

It's free Friday ! Ask any genealogical question and I'll answer it right here on my blog. R u hitting a brick wall? What have u got to lose. Have a gr8 weekend and since the weather is warm go visit great grandpa and have him show u some pictures with the story behind it. Take ur voice recorder n digital camera. See u all on Tuesday cga

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Have you ever searched the census and said, what does that say?   You just can't read the shorthand of early census takers..   They used some obvious shorthand, like jno = john.   Does that make sense?  Thos = Thomas.   After 30 years of reading the censuses, I am still learning.

Newspapers (historical) lets you search but uses OCR (optical character recognition)  What is OCR?  Example, type a keyword like Robert Glasgow, and it looks for Robert and Glasgow which, of course,  is going to bring up thousands of unnecessary information and is very unreliable.  If you search twice it will bring up different information each time.   If you are looking for a death notice, use the date and then search within.   Try putting the whole name in quotes “robert glasgow” and hopefully it will bring up only the Robert Glasgow's’ you need.  Just a tip, Newton County LIbrary has access to historical newspapers on microfilm in their Heritage Room. cga

Friday, July 13, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Ya!!!  Its Friday!  the 13th at that !!   Free Genealogical Question Friday??   Ask me and I'll answer right here on my blog.   Have a great weekend!!   cga

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

To continue with SEARCH TECHNIQUES, Indexes:  When u get search results and it includes an index, make sure you also check the original.   The index is only as good as the data operator.   For example, a L could be taken for a T.  Also, there is more information on the original than the index.   Don't miss out on important information by not looking at the original document.   cga

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Hello everyone! Happy Hump Day.  
Are you having trouble getting the information you need out of your database search? What are the best ways to search internet databases?

Know what your searching.   Learn on the homepage what the database has to offer you. Just about all the databases available on the internet have a homepage and explain thoroughly what it has for you.   It is highly recommended to read what you are searching before just going in and randomly searching.   You can become very overwhelmed and frustrated if you don’t take your internet searches slowly. Doing this first will save you time and frustration. Searching multiple databases at one time can bring you too many results that you have to sift through.   The best policy is to know exactly what you want to search and search that database specifically. cga

Friday, July 6, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Its Free Genealogy Question Friday !!    Ask me a genealogical question and I'll answer right here on my blog!    Have a great weekend !    Go to that cemetery you been wanting to go take pictures of !   cga

Thursday, July 5, 2012

How was everyone's 4th of July?   Hope that you have been following my blog and brought that voice recorder to the barbecue.   Did u transcribe it yet?   Do it now!!!   To continue the survival kit tips for genealogy trips, make sure u bring your filled out Family Group Sheets.   This will help u access dates more quickly.   cga

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Happy 4th!!!   Take lots of change  for making copies, parking or refreshments on your Genealogy Trip this summer.    cga

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

R u going on a road trip this 4th of July week to do some genealogy research?   Some Survival Kit Tips:
1-Take lots of pencils and paper.  Most state and national archives, college libraries, city libraries do not allow pens.   Always go onto their website and read about what is allowed in their Genealogy Room.  cga

Monday, July 2, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

4th of July is Wednesday, r u going to be celebrating with relatives?   Remember, to take ur voice recorder and lots of questions.   Review ur genealogy and gather questions for the relatives.   Get them to talk about grandpa and grandma.  See u tomorrow as we explore about to survive a genealogy trip.   cga

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Genealogy (love of the hunt)

It's the fourth of July weekend and it's going to b a hot one! Try a air condition library and do some research on ur family. Today is free genealogy question? If u hit a brick wall and need a little nudge, ask me a question and I'll answer right here on my blog. Have a great 4th.... Cga

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Wow, its Wednesday already.   We are nearing the Fourth of July and going full swing into summer.  Last week on Free Friday Genealogy Question,  I got a great question from Ezri:    Ezri writes:   my grandmother turned 100 when I was a child and I remember a newspaper article about her turning 100.  The year would have been August 22, 1946 paper in either Davidson County or Cheatham County, TN.  Can you tell me how to go about finding that article?
Ezri, great question about locating an article in a historical paper.   First thing is to locate your grandmother in the 1940 census to find out exactly what City and County she lived in.  If you cannot find her in 1940 census because it has not been indexed yet, try the 1930 census.  When you find out exactly what city and county she lived in, the next step would be to see what papers were published in that city and county.  Unfortunately, only a fraction of newspapers are visible online and old fashioned hard work will be needed to find this article.  You can also go to the local library in the city and county she lived and ask to see the microfilm of the newspaper for the month/year the article would be published.   Nashville Public Library (http://www.library.nashville.org) might be a place to start.  The following is a list of available historical newspapers on file at the Nashville Library.
1941-1948
E:6 Nashville Banner
B:8 Nashville Globe African-American
H:7 Nashville Good News Weekly
H:8 Nashville Record
Nashville Tennessean
H:10 Tennessee Register Catholic (Nashville)
H:10 Trades and Labor News trade union

Hopes this helps Ezri. cga

Friday, June 15, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Its FREE Friday Genealogical Question?   R u hitting a brick wall?   Maybe u just don't know where to go from where u r?   Ask me any genealogical question and I'll answer it right here on my blog.   I am sure we all will learn from your question.   cga

Friday, June 8, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Today is Free Question Friday?    Any Genealogical question and I'll answer right here on my blog.   Have a gr8 weekend and do something fun with Genealogy.   cga

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Lets follow up today with Gadgets and podcast that  we can add to your Genealogy Homepage.   Do you have favorite blogs and podcasts that are not included in the igoogle gadgets.   I am going to show you how to add them to your Genealogy Homepage.
1.. lets start on your igoogle home page.
2..go to your favorite blog or podcast that you want to add and scroll down the side column until u see a "+google" button.   Click and u get 2 options.   choose option to add to ur igoogle homepage.
3..the gadget will automatically b added to ur genealogy igoogle homepage.

Enjoy ur day!   cga

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

How is your new Genealogy Google Homepage working?    I love mine.   Here are a few Genealogy gadgets u might like:  1..Google Bookmarks- keep links to all your genealogy websites in one gadget.  2..Google Calendar keep track of deadlines, follow ups and dates  3..Google Docs - view your active documents, 4..GMail inbox, 5..Google Map Search - great for looking up cemeteries, ancestors addresses, etc..5..Google Notebook, great for taking notes, 6..Google Tip of the Day Learn new ways to hunt for your ancestors 7..My todolist, 8..stickynotes,  8.. Worldcat search searches the world's libraries from from igoogle, 9..24-7 Family History Circle  hosted by Ancestry.com and 10..Google tools create a custom list of the Google tools you use most giving you one-click access.   Let me know how the homepage works for you and if u found any new gadgets that would be great for genealogists.   cga

Monday, June 4, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

How was ur weekend?   Did u get to visit any new relatives?   Visit any cemeteries?   Have any questions or comments?   Today is Free Monday Genealogical Question?    cga

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Hello fellow Genealogy Hunters!  Lets continue with setting up your Genealogy Homepage.  U have signed in to igoogle and your homepage has been saved and now u r ready to delete gadgets and add ur custom genealogy gadgets.  At the top of the gadget u want to delete, click downarrow in top right of the gadget and a pull down menu will appear, click on delete gadget.   Delete all the gadgets u don't want first.   Now lets add genealogy gadgets.  Click on add gadget right upper corner. A new page will appear.   In the gadget search box type in genealogy.   All gadgets pertaining to Genealogy will appear.  Go down thru the gadgets and add what appeals to you.   When done, click themes, upper righthand corner and pick ur theme.   When done click the home button and it will appear as your new genealogy homepage.   If u want to move the gadgets around to different spots on the homepage just hover over the blue space at the top of gadget window, hold down the left mouse button and move it where u want.   cga

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Hunters, how was your memorial day weekend?   Were you able to record some great stories from ur veteran relatives.   This week we are learning how to set up ur Genealogical homepage on igoogle.   By now u should have a gmail account.   If not, sign up for one.   It is a great way to keep ur genealogy in the forefront.  We are going to call it your Genealogy Dashboard.   This dashboard will contain gadgets.   What r gadgets?   They r windows to carry out tasks like weather, date and time, notes, etc...Please note that google appears and behaves differently on different types of computers.   Igoogle also makes changes without notice.   Until tomorrow when we will actually setup the dashboard.    cga

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Hello everyone, sorry so late in the day.   I am going to continue with google for genealogy "Working Offline".   It is inevitable that u will some day need 2 work offline.   U an catch up on email or write one offline and when u go back up, u can send.   U must however tell google this!!   Under settings, tap offline and google will download a local cache of your mail which syncs with gmail's servicers while u r connected.   Tomorrow we will catch up with your Memorial Weekend and how u did recording stories.   Until then.....cga

Friday, May 25, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Happy Memorial Weekend to all!!   Its a good time to be taking your voice recorder and talking to older relatives about past memorial weekend memories.   Remember, today is Free Genealogy Question Friday??  Have a great weekend   cga

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Genealogy (Lov of the Hunt)

Hi fellow hunters.   How is your hunting?   Have u found any gr8 finds?  I want to keep you all updated on the status of the 1940 census indexing by Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org.   One is a paid subscription and the other is free.  Remember, you can access Ancestry.com from your local libraries.  Check their websites for further information such as day and times they are open.  Ancestry.com has 4 states indexed including Delaware, Nevada, DC and Maine.  Familysearch.org has more states available due to the fact that millions of volunteers are helping them to index.   You can check periodically what states are indexed by going to their website.   Today, the following states are 100% indexed:   AL, AZ, CO, DE, FL, HI, ID, KS, LA, MS, NV, NH, OR, UT, WY, VA.   Good luck and have fun.   cga

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

FRIDAY !!!  Free Genealogical question???   I will answer your question right here on my blog.   Have a gr8 weekend and go visiting.   cga

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Hello fellow hunters, just a tip for today!  Remember, when looking for a document such as a death certificate u  need to do some preliminary work ahead of time such as follow your ancestor thru the census.   Always remember to cite your sources and prove those sources.   Until tomorrow,  we will continue with Google for Genealogy, happy hunting   cga

Monday, May 14, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the hunt)

Did everyone get to see their relatives this weekend?  Did u remember your voice recorders?    I am sure you have some questions, Free Friday Genealogy question is extended to today.   Hope to hear from you.   cg

Friday, May 11, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Yea its Friday!   Weekend cemetery hunting anyone?   Find a grave needs lots of volunteers!   How about u?  Today is Free Friday Genealogy Question?   Ask me, CGA, any genealogy question free and I'll answer u right here on my blog.   Happy Mother's Day.   Take the voice recorder to your mom's house on Sunday!!  cga

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Its Thursday, closer to the weekend and closer to Mother's Day!   R u going to visit relatives this weekend?   Don't forget to take the voice recorder.   I am sure there will be lots of stores about past Mother's Days.  Just a reminder, Familysearch.org has free six states indexed for the 1940 census.   They are:  Delaware, Colorado, Kansas, Oregon, Virginia and New Hampshire.   Also, Ancestry.com has Nevada and DC too.   cga

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

UPDATE ON 1940 CENSUS!  Ancestory.com has DE, NV and DC indexed to search by name.   The rest of the state is available if you know where your ancestors lived and/or their cross streets.    cga

Friday, May 4, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

FREE FRIDAY !!!    Ask ask any genealogical question and I will answer free right here on my blog!    R u out visiting relatives this weekend, take your voice recorder to capture interesting stories grandpa tells.    cg

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

It is getting close to the weekend.   Do u have any plans to go visit older relatives?   If so, remember, bring the voice recorder or use the one on your iphone.  UPDATE on the progress of the 1940 census.   Familysearch.org has the following states indexed 100% AL, AZ, CO, DE, FL, ID, IN, KS, MS,NV, NH, OR, UT, VT, VA,WY.   Ancestry has DE,NV and DC.  Happy 1940 census hunting.   Till tomorrow, cg

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Happy May 1st....we are going to continue with our Google for Genealogy.  Did u know that u can work with google mail offline.   Maybe u only have a certain time to be online, well activate offline from google setting and u can work with and write emails offline.
..1..go to google mail.
..2..click on settings in far right corner
..3..click on setting again
..4..at the top line far right click offline and follow the instructions.
The email that you write will be sent as soon as you go online.   Have fun genealogists.   Remember, keep indexing those 1940 census for us.   cg

Friday, April 27, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

TGIF - Today is Free Genealogy Question Friday?   I welcome your questions.   I will answer them right here on my blog !  cg

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Happy Tuesday!   What did you do exciting over the weekend?   Did you go visit your relatives?  Take some pictures of tombstones?   I would love to hear how you are progressing with your hunt.  Lets move on to Label Color when you save your email for easy retrieval.  To the left of your emails will be your labels.   Click on the label you want to COLOR CODE and you will see next to it an arrow.  Click on it and a box will pop up that shows what colors you can use.   Also give you other options such as renaming, adding a sub label.  Stay tune for tomorrow we talk more on the Power of Google for Genealogists.   cg

Friday, April 20, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Take advantage of FREE FRIDAY GENEALOGY QUESTION?  I will answer right here on my blog your genealogical question whether it be about the new 1940 census, a brick wall, anything to do with genealogy.  You can't go wrong, its free.   cg

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Now that the 1940 census is out and everyone is working hard indexing, lets move on to learning about Google and how it can help with your genealogy research.  Last time we talked about labeling and archiving emails.   Lets retrieve the email.   Click on the labels on your left that you tagged your email with and the emails with that tag will appear in a list.  Remember, tomorrow is Free Genealogy Question Friday.   cg

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Today is Wednesday and I have been busy indexing, indexing, indexing.   Have you found someone of  interest in the 1940's census yet?     Are you helping out too?    Familysearch.org needs lots of volunteers.   The sooner your state gets index, the sooner you can stop looking for them by district.   Happy Hunting :)  cg

Friday, April 13, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

TGIF, Free Genealogy Question Friday??     1940 census is out do u have any questions?   Hitting a brick wall, maybe I can break thru it!    cg

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Morning, more on the 1940 census.   Ancestry.com has all states downloaded for you to search by enumeration district (this means u need to know where they lived).  To find out where they lived or their district you can check in the 1930 census, city directories, 1940 was not that far away, ask mom or dad.  Ancestry has also indexed two states so you can search by name ie. Delaware, Nevada, and District of Columbia is in process.  Familysearch.org is not far behind.   They have all volunteers indexing.   Tidbits:  the x by a person's name means they gave the information to the enumerator.  Have you tried to get an answer about the 1940 census,  but haven't been able to get thru?  Tomorrow is free genealogy question Friday.   I am sure we all have questions.  cg

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Just some interesting facts about the 1940 census.  <a href=”http://www.archives.com/blog/us-census/1940-us-census-release.html” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://www.archives.com/blog/images/1940-Census-Launch-Infographic.jpg” title=”Archives.com – 1940 Census Launch” alt=”1940 census archives.com” style=”border:0; width: 605px;” /></a>

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

In reviewing my blogs, i noticed only a few of u taking advantage of my Free Genealogy Question Friday.   Folks, its free??  Genealogists charge over $65.00 a hour to trace ur ancestry.  On Fridays, I give you one free question.  Have you even started ur hunt?  Show me your support and make comments, questions.  cg

Friday, April 6, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

It's Friday! Free Genealogy question Friday! Any questions about the 1940 census? Where can I find it? Cg

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

We are still updating you on the 1940 Census release.   Ancestry.com is free till April 10.   They announced that all states will be available by the close of  Friday.   You can check to see if your state is complete by going into Ancestry.com/1940 census.  Just a reminder, the census is not indexed yet.   You will have to know the address that your ancestors lived at so that you can find their enumeration district.   You will then have to go line by line to find them.   Just a few tidbits:   the X by the name means that this is the person who gave the information to the enumerator.  If you do not find your ancestor at the address you expected them to be at, try looking at the end of the census pages.   If they were not home, the enumerator went back and recorded them at the end.  cg

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

1940 Census is free at Ancestry.com until April 10, 2012.   Take advantage of it now.   The following states are completed and you can go in and look for your ancestors by enumeration district.   Indexing will follow but may take a while.   There is still time to volunteer at Familysearch.org to help index the 1940 census.   The following states have been downloaded and ready:  American Samoa, CA, DE,District of Columbia, Guam, Indiana, Maine, Nevada, NY, NC, OH,Panama Canal Zone, PA, RI, TN,TX, Virgin Islands, VA, WA; AL,CO, GA, KY, OR,VT coming soon; KS, NE in process.   cg

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Have u checked to see if your state has been completed for the 1940's census?  April 10th is the last day for free access to the 1940's census at Ancestry.com.  Any questions about the 1940's census, comment its free all week. cg

Monday, April 2, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

It's here, the 1940 Census.   Where will you look for it?   Ancestry.com has it free for 14 days or go to your local library.   Who will you find?  cg

Friday, March 30, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Friday!    Free Genealogical question?   Lets make your question this week about the upcoming release of the1940 census.  Newton County Library's Heritage Room will have Free access to it thru their Ancestry.com program on their computers.  See you all there.   cg

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

1940 Census -- Lets talk about it today ... Volunteers r desperately needed to index....go to Familysearch.com/1940census!   cg

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

On Thursday we talked about archiving your emails.   Lets talk about retrieving them.   Click on the left side on the tag u labeled with and the email will appear.  Are u getting ready for the release of the 1940 census?  Are u helping to index?  April 2, 2012 the census will be released.  Comment below if your getting excited?   Comment below what website your going to go to find the 1940 census?  Comment below if u are enjoying my Genealogy blog.  Today is my 1 year anniversary of doing "Beginners Genealogy"  "Love of the Hunt"   Let me know how much it has helped you?   cg

Friday, March 23, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

TGIF....today is Free Genealogy Question Friday!  Ask any genealogy question and I'll answer FREE right here on my blog.   cg

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Google e-mail tags/labels con't......Once u have tagged, click archive button at the top  and the e-mail will be archived for future retrieval.  Get your free genealogy question ready for tomorrow is Free Friday.   One genealogy question and I'll answer right here on my blog for free.    cg

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Google Tags/labels con't......When u want to keep an incoming/outgoing email u will want to label or tag it.   You can put several labels on it so you can retrieve fast.
How to label/tag:
1..open the email in google
2..click the label button above the email
3..select a label u already created or create a new label
4..if u r creating a new label, a new label box will pop up
5..type label and click ok

As u add labels, they appear alphabetically in the column to the left.  cg

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Genealogy (love of the hunt)

U now have ur gmail email account all set up...yea! U start getting sending and receiving emails and u want to keep some of them. Google works with tags and labels. No more one named folders. Tune in tomorrow for more on how to use tags and labels n email. Cg

Friday, March 16, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

It's Free Genealogy question Friday?   Ask me any genealogical question and I'll answer you right here on this blog!  cg

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Thursday yea!  closer to Friday's Free Genealogy question?  To continue with Google Search for genealogists.   Setting up google alerts.   First, open a Free google email account.   Yes, you can keep your own personal email.  

Remember, free genealogy question Friday.   cg

Friday, March 9, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

It's Friday! That means 1 free genealogy question? I'll answer your question right here on this blog. Cg

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Hello everyone!   I want to continue with Google searches.  Steps to more productive genealogy google searches!  Setting up google alerts:  If you cant find what you're looking for, a smart idea would be to set up a google search.  How?  1-  Set up a google email account.   They are free and you can set one up in addition to your own personal email account.  You can go to www.google.com/mail.    cg

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Google Thoughts:     REMEMBER:  If you find a great website, don't leave until u do 2 more searches:  RELATE TO:  SEARCH and LINK: SEARCH.   These searches may reveal other great sites.   cg

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Hello happy Tuesday!  Just a thought for today "Try a # of searches and different way to search using Google Search.   Don't give up after the first search and no results, keep trying! "   Tomorrow, more on Google search and how to not get frustrated and give up.   cg

Friday, March 2, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Thursday already!   Continuing on with Google Search for Genealogy.   #3 Key to successful googling.  Remember to use focused, descriptive words.   Each word should pack a punch.   Such as name of your ancestor, occupation, dates,  any words that describe your ancestor.  cg

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Hi everyone...Sorry I didnt get the blog out on Friday for your free question.   So, if you have a question, please post it and I will try and find the answer.   I am involved in indexing the 1940 census and last Thursday, I talked about it.   If you are interested in finding out how you can help with indexing the 1940 census coming out on April 2, 2012 go to familysearch.org/1940census.   Let me know how you are helping?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Its Thursday already!   Hello readers.  R u all happy with your genealogy research?   R u stuck and just cant find a relative?   Remember, tomorrow is FRee FRiday GEnealogy QUestion?   Today, I am going to talk about the 1940 Census coming out in April.   Are u getting excited about finding more information about your ancestors?  R any of you out there helping to index the census through Family Search.   No matter what experience you have, helping out would be great.   Go to www.familysearch.org/1940census.   I am getting excited about the realease.
 The 1940 U.S. Federal Census is the largest, most comprehensive, and most recent record set available that records the names of those who were living in the United States at the time the census was taken.
132 million people were living in the 48 Continental United States in 1940.
Tens of millions of people living in the United States in 1940 are still living today, making this a record set that connects people with recent family records.
Many of these individuals are part of what has been called the greatest generation.
These are people who:
  • Survived the Great Depression
  • Fought in the Second World War
  • Innovated technology (TV, Microwave)
  • Sacrificed in the name of freedom
  • Practiced thrift and compassion
  • Understood hard work and industry
The people in the 1940 census deserve to have their records preserved and made available online.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

TGIF!!   Its Free Genealogy Question Friday??   Ask me any genealogy question and I will answer right here on my blog.   cg

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Still continuing on with Google Searches!   IMAGINATION - Think like someone who would post a web page with the kind of information you are looking for.   Think like a genealogist for charts and reports.   Think like a librarian when searching for books.   You get my gist.   Good Luck   cg

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Its Wednesday already!   Hope all of you had a great Valentine's Day.   Just a thought, that would be a good day to schedule some hunting for marriage licenses.   Did you take advantage of this day to do some hunting.  I volunteer in the HeritageRoom at a local library and a very nice gentleman was looking for a Mary Jane Mann death certificate.   I asked him to send me that question on Free Friday.   I have found Mary Jane Mann's death certificate.  Send me an email and I'll email you the information.   Everyone, dont forget that Fridays are Free Genealogy Question.  I will do my best to answer your genealogy question.   cg

Friday, February 10, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Its Friday!   Friday question regarding your genealogy or just a general question.   Ask away.   cg

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Genealogy(love of the hunt)

Let's go over again how u can be successful and not overwhelmed with ur google searches,,,,
1.. Keep it simple. Less is more. Start simple and revise ur search to get the results u want. Cg

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

How was everyone's weekend + Monday? Today we r going to continue with google operators. Allinurl: search. So..u remember this great URL but only a few words in it. Type Allinurl: then the few words u remember....example: glasgow pig farmer...type Allinurl:glasgowpig. Punctuation is ignored in this search. Try it. Cg

Friday, February 3, 2012

Genealogy (love of the hunt)

Hurry! Today is Free Genealogy Question Friday? I will answer answer any genealogy question for free today! Cg

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Google con't......Allintitle search - Google will restrict results only 2 pages that incude all the search words in title example:  Allintitle:glasgowhistory, it will ONLY include pages that have Glasgow history in it.  Have a great Thursday....Don't forget Free Friday check back here tomorrow.   cg

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

GOOGLE OPERATIVES CON'T -  Related Search - Related: will bring u similar web sites to a specified web site such as related:www.ceirrageorgia.weebly.com.  try this and see what comes up!    cg

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Genealogy(love of the hunt)

K so I missed Free Friday Genealogy question, but today is Saturday so.....let's have Free Saturday Genealogy question? I'll answer your genealogy question ASAP.......have a gr8 weekend! Cg

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Back to Google for Genealogy - Number range is two dots between two dates.   Example John Doe 1865 .. 1890 will give you results about John Doe between 1865 and 1890.

Link Search - This is a great search.   Okay, you have found a great genealogy website all about your family line.  Lets see who else is interested in your line too?   Do a search using the term Link: and you will get a list of web pages that have links to that site.   Example...Link:www.glasgowfamilywebsite.com.  Note no spaces at all between words.   cg

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Hello everyone.  I have been doing the Free Friday Genealogy Question for quite some time.   If you have a question just comment the question to me and I'll reply as soon as I can.   To continue with the Google Search operators:   ~ tilde sign, this operator's used for synonym.  U put ~ tilde in front of ur search term and it will give u synonyms of that word.   Example:   train ~ history would give results of railroad history, railroad past.   Also glasgow ~ genealogy would bring u results of Glasgow family tree, Glasgow and family history and even Glasgow surname.   Try it and see what u get!    cg

Friday, January 13, 2012

Genealogy (love of the hunt)

Today is free Friday.....ask any genealogical question and I will answer for free right here on my blog.....cg

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

The holidays have been busy.   How about your holiday and how is the new year going.   Did you make a resolution to work more on your genealogy?   Start today by asking me a question you just can't get the answer to.    Today is free Genealogical question day?   cg