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Genealogy Planning for 2013

Posted by Jim Sanders on Sunday, 30 December, 2012

What are your genealogy plans for 2013? One of the best things which has worked for me in the past is to write down my goals for genealogy research as the new year is coming?

Here are some items you might want to put on your list to preserve your family history for the upcoming year;

  • Write one short biography (or more) of one your favorite ancestors.
  • Organize your papers you’ve accumulated.
  • Organize your computer files related to genealogy
  • Try to fill in specific blanks within your genealogy
  • You may want to fill out an application for a heredity society such as the Union Sons of the Civil War.
  • Perhaps you want to scan and save your old photos.
  • What about taking photos of some heirloom objects and writing a short paragraph of how it relates to the family and how you came to have it.
  • If you have a blog, perhaps you want to set a goal to blog at least once e week. Geneabloggers.com offers daily blogging prompts which helps bloggers develop content. Some prompts require very little writing such as Wordless Wednesday.


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Your goals may look something like this at the end of your planning;

  • Reorganize my paper files by 1/31/2013
  • Reorganize my computer files by 3/31/2013
  • Write short biography of John Charles Sanders by 6/30/2013.
  • Write short biography of John Douglas Laurie by 12/31/2013.
  • Try to locate the townland in Ireland where Patrick Fraher was born

Write downs your goals for 2013 today.
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Follow Friday: Indiana Genealogical Society

Posted by Jim Sanders on Friday, 28 December, 2012

The Indiana Genealogical Society has a wonderful blog. They have a new post almost every day. They inform readers about various genealogy society meetings happening in Indiana. They also inform readers about sources of genealogical interest which have been added to various databases and more.

Some recent posts include;

If you have any Indiana ancestors be sure to check out the Indiana Genealogical Society Blog. You might become a regular reader to this blog.

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Merry Christmas from Hidden Genealogy Nuggets

Posted by Jim Sanders on Tuesday, 25 December, 2012

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of my readers. I hope you enjoy your holiday gathering. Don’t forget those questions you planned to ask your older relatives and friends. Learn about the traditions your ancestors had.

To quote a famous line from “A Christmas Carol” > “God Bless of Everyone”.

Amanuensis Monday: Great Hill School 1892-93 Seymour CT

Posted by Jim Sanders on Monday, 24 December, 2012

Have you ever wondered if there’s a 1890 census substitute which identifies children? Well there’s a great resource if they survived. That resource is a school register. Here’s the school register from the Great Hill School in Seymour, Connecticut for the academic year of 1892-93. Many school registers include the actual birth date in the data they collect. Unfortunately, this one didn’t.

1892-93 School Register : Great Hill School, Seymour, CT

Teacher: Addie M. Smith

Student Name……………Gender….Age(Yr..Mo)………….Parent or guardian
Eva DeForest……………F…………9………………..Isaac DeForest
Mary Hull………………F………..14…5…………….Charles Hull
Olive Holbrook………….F………..12…6…………….Allen Holbrook
Nettie Holbrook…………F………..14………………..Allen Holbrook
Violet Llewellyn………..F………..10…7…………….Arthur Llewellyn
Lottie Llewellyn………..F…………6…4…………….Arthur Llewellyn
Jennie Moshier………….F………..16………………..Charles Moshier
Fanny Pierce……………F…………9…5…………….George Tomlinson
Sarah Smith…………….F………..14………………..Henry Smith
Nancy Smith…………….F………..12………………..Edgar Smith
Bernice Smith…………..F………..11…7…………….Edgar Smith
Ethel Smith…………….F………..10………………..Edgar Smith
Alanta Smith……………F…………8…1…………….Henry Smith
Etta Smith……………..F…………8………………..Edgar Smith
Jennie Shay…………….F………..14…1…………….John Shay
Lena Cassill……………F…………7…6…………….John Shay
Carrie Swan…………….F………..13…8…………….Morgan Swan
Lydia Schmidthausler…….F……………………………J Schmidthausler
Florence Treat………….F………..15…2…………….Albert Treat
Ruby Treat……………..F…………8…8…………….Albert Treat
Alice Shreman…………..F…………9…11……………Ed Freeman
Arthur Deforest…………M………..10…4…………….Isac Deforest
Clarence Davis………….M…………7…6…………….Edward Davis
Walter Davis……………M…………9…5…………….Edward Davis
Charles Dudly…………..M…………7…8…………….Henry Dudly
Otis Francis……………M………..17………………..Francis Morelle
John Hully……………..M…………9…6…………….Charles Hully
Jame Moshier……………M………..10…3…………….Charles Moshier
John Qualey…………….M……………………………Rose Qualey
Fred Smith……………..M…………8…5…………….Henry Smith
Dixon Smith…………….M…………6…5…………….Edgar Smith
Leo Shay……………….M………..12…1…………….John Shay
Walter Scranton…………M…………6…3…………….Abram Scranton
John Schaaff……………M…………6…2………………….Schaaff
Charles Hopkiss…………M…………7..11…………….Fred Hopkiss
Thomas Powers…………..M…………9………………..James Powers
George Sherman………….M………..16………………..Wm. Sherman
Reginald I Smith………..M…………5…7…………….Edgar Smith

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