Saturday, December 3, 2016

Look For Cousins!!

Let people know what you do... cousins will find you!! My grandfather has several brothers and he has a very common last name but a small group of us found each other. There are four more brother's to find descendants are but all it took  was finding just one "granddaughter" to start the ball rolling!! There are now 5 us now... and we talk daily!! Funny thing is, that I was the one who had the grandfather who they could find nothing about.

Just a Heads Up on a Common Mistake!!

While working on Peter Brown's line, I was adding a husband to one of his daughters. Instead of typing it "Mead", my fingers typed in "Mean". It is a very good thing that I caught my mistake or it could have taken me months to figure out my error. 

I am constantly telling my readers to GO SLOW! One mistake can cause you so much lost time!!



Each day I try to offer you new little tricks to search for your ancestors or ideas for adding stories for generations to come! I have lots of idea for where I want to go with "Growing Your Family Tree" and I hope that you like what I have come up with so far. I would love to do your trees for you, but I would run out of time before I got around to everyone. So I will help you climb your tree instead. :)

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Peter Brown

BORN... 1670 in Rye, Westchester, New York
MARRIED... 1690 in Rye, Westchester, New York
DEATH... 11 Jan 1733 in Rye, Westchester, New York

SPOUSE... Rebecca Disbrow

BRIDES FATHER
BRIDES MOTHER

GROOMS FATHER... Hachaliah Brown
GROOMS MOTHER... Mary Hoyt

The Earliest Christmas Ornaments

Well, it's almost time to begin putting up the Christmas decorations!  And how they have changed over the years. Even as I think back at how mom and dad decorated our house for Christmas, it is so different from my tree, 40 years later!... I'm sure that our great grandparents had their own ideas of how to celebrate the holidays as well. And if they had a Christmas tree, I'm sure that they made their own ornaments. One of the easiest I imagine would be made of felt. Small pieces could be cut into Christmasy shapes and the blanket stitched around the edges. But I think that they would probably have taken their artwork even further with additional touches of embroidery and maybe even a little bell or two. 

Wouldn't it be nice to still have an ornament lovingly made, holding so many memories! I should ask mom if she remembers whatever happened to those old ornaments that once hung on our tree??

How Much Time Do You Spend On Your Tree??

I spend at least 30 minutes working on my tree daily. Sometimes, I research the town where a family once lived... and then I add notes to the program I use, so I don't forget! When you have thousands of people on your tree, it is really easy!! to forget one tiny bit of info that you want to include!

Okay, I have to admit that if I don't put the timer on, I will find that it is almost time for dinner when I actually get around to stopping! But even 30 minutes a day all add up, even though it doesn't seem like very long!!

I Have a New Book For You!!

 Found a great book in the library yesterday! It's called "Genealogy Online by Elizabeth Powell Crowe. Haven't started it yet, but it seems to have tons of offer. Has anyone read it?



**Each day I try to offer you new little tricks to search for your ancestors or ideas for adding stories for generations to come! I have lots of idea for where I want to go with "Growing Your Family Tree" and I hope that you like what I have come up with so far. I would love to do your trees for you, but I would run out of time before I got around to everyone. So I will help you climb your tree instead. :) 

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