Inspirational Message

Inspirational Message

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Have you transcribed an original source document to share?

My current project for IA GenWeb is transcribing the 1900 Census for Lucas County.  I can transcribe one sheet in about an hour depending on how difficult it is to read the handwriting.  I am really picky!  If I cannot figure out the letters, I insert * in its place.  I use Excel and created the census form myself.
Using Excel was way too heavy and bogged down the browser when loading the census pages.  I downloaded Edit Pad lite and created an HTML template that works much better.

Did you discover something new about an ancestor? Where did you find it?

I love reading old newspapers, when I can find them.  I always print the images and list the reference on the back of the copy.

Researching for more information on a family with whom my spouses grandfather lived following the death of his mother, I found a death notice in their local newspaper.  The mother died in Jackson County, Missouri and her sister lived in Adair County, Iowa.  So happy to find this information!

Genealogy Tools on the Internet

 I love nothing better than finding free stuff on the Internet!
Here are my faves!

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Have you found something you would like to share??