My Dad died in May of 2010. Since then, I written a few posts and articles about him. I thought that I would share those with you all today.
This is one of only two baby photos of my Dad that still exist today. It’s funny because he has a striking resemblance to my oldest sister in this photo, though they looked nothing a like as adults. He had the distinctive Lassalle ears right from the start…anyone who knows us would know what I am talking about. LOL
Enjoy these stories about my Dad:
Wishing all the Father’s a very Happy Father’s Day!
Randy has put up his Saturday Night Genealogy Fun for this week. I’m supposed to write about what genealogy fun I had this week. I wish I could say I went on some wonderful field trip…but I didn’t.
My genealogy fun involves Evernote. Last week, I went back to working in the French Civil Records. I’ve decided to see if my ancestors had relatives who came to America. So, I’m working on 1840 to whatever the last records are. I started with the death records since it would be good to know which people were dead so I don’t go looking for them elsewhere.
After working for a day or two, saving records by copying and pasting them to Paint, it dawned on me. I have Evernote! I wasn’t sure if it would work with these databases, but I was willing to give it a try.
I went back to the records I had already found. I clicked on the elephant icon in my toolbar (which represents Evernote) and filled in the information. I found that I couldn’t save a clipping of only the entry I wanted. But, I could save the page.
With just a couple of clicks and some notations, I saved the documents to my Lassalle-Mazeres notebook. I checked on them in Evernote to see what I had. For some reason, it’s not working well on my Nook Color. However, it’s beautiful on my PC. The documents are easy to read and to identify. What’s more is once I save them, I can open them up in photo gallery, rename them, and save a copy to my computer.
This is so much easier than dealing with Paint. Plus they are organized in a way that I can refer back to them easily.
So, while this might not be your idea of fun, it is mine. It saves me time and that makes more time for researching! I’ve noted a couple of matches, added a few children previously unknown to me, and I’m filling in the blanks in my extended tree. That sounds like genealogy fun to me!
A little bird named Grant told me that it’s my blogaversary today! (Thanks Grant!) The Research Journal has been up and running for 6 years. Wow!
When I first started this blog, it had a very different purpose. The first few months I worked through research problems and showed how I solved them. Eventually, I ran out of ideas that could easily be presented in this format.
I regrouped in June of 2006 with a new focus. I decided to write about my research adventures on all my lines. My post would teach readers how to work through problems, but it would also look for help from other researchers whose suggestions ofter lead me to resources I had not considered.
Eventually, I posted about resources in Hawaii, California, and the other areas that I research that I felt my readers might find useful. I added Wedding Chapel Wednesday in November of 2009 which focuses on marriage records within my tree. I added That’s Old News in 2011 which covers newspaper articles about my family or articles I’ve found interesting in old newspapers.
I participate regularly in Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. And, sometimes when I remember, I submit something for a blog carnival.
It’s been fun putting this blog together. Writing posts is a learning experience. Often when I’ve put my material together about research I’ve done I’ll find something that my original analysis missed. I’ve also connected with several new cousins mostly related to my Pacheco and de Braga lines.
Here’s hoping for many more years of blogging and learning! Thanks for stopping by my blog and reading my posts all these years