Working on my Stanley lines can be challenging because prior to 1850 the census records can be very vague, with very few details other than where family member generically fit on the census form by age. Because of how individuals are listed, it is hard to determine even a birth range for family members. There is a solution to this problem, CensusMate. CensusMate helps determine a birthdate to as few as 5 years., The best part is that the download is free. It's great to find a quality tool that helps bridge the gap of missing birthdates.
I've been doing a little bit of research in between sorting and filing my boxes of genealogy. I have made a lot of progress trying to get my genealogy sorted and filed. My husband heading back down with more stuff from our old house and hopefully no more boxes of genealogy! It's been interesting how many stages of genealogy the boxes contain. Some boxes are from my research I was doing while living in Las Vegas, another from Thousand Oaks, and some with my more recent genealogy. Now I'm trying to combine the data into my Legacy genealogy program.
I haven't had much luck finding anything about James W Wallace, my great-great-grandfather, but I did come across a new website that I have added to my Toolbox. It's wonderful to find new websites that will aid me in my research, but even more so when the site is free. The website, Ancestral Findings. This site is made up primarily of tips to help researching. In addition to the website, the website owner also sends out newsletters regularly. One thing about regular newsletters, it helps keep keep motivation and interest high.
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Author - Dr. Kathryn M. Watts
I live in Orange, California with my husband Bill, and my service dog Timber. Genealogy is one of my favorite past times.