Friday, 22 October 2010
Friday, 15 October 2010
These A4 or A5 40 page booklets are printed on quality 120gsm paper offer a simple and easy way to organise your research. They are handy and an easily transportable way to keep your information at hand when visiting Archives, Libararies and even relatives.
No longer is there the need to be laden down with files and lose papers while researching.
The centrally held family tree forms the core of your work with each 'couple' having a unique page number - a simple and quick way to find who you need without flicking through the pages.
The page for each couple has sections for the name of the couple with dates and places for birth, death and burials with 'tick boxes' so you can see at a glance if you have a birth, marriage and death certificate for the couple.The marriage information also has a section along with spaces for 12 children and their relevant details.
The census is the next important fact to be included from 1841 up to the current 1911 census - space is also available for the address and the census reference, which is also a boon when wanting to follow up or print the information at a later date.
As well as a notes section at the front of the booklet the back of the booklet has pages for monumental inscriptions, including such information as where the headstone is, a brief description and most importantly, the wording.
The booklets are in a choice of colours and size - if using more than one booklet for different sides of the family you can now have a specific colour to a family.
Now it's even easier to transfer the newly found information to your main way of storing your family history, be it a computer, database or card system.
All in all a good tool for the beginner or more experience researcher.
The Family History Diary is available from the shop and there are discounts for family history groups/ societies or classes - email me for these at firstname.lastname@example.org
So you can see even though the site has not been added to greatly, somethings have been going on in the background.
So keep a look out for the CWGC galleries that are coming soon and a new booklet that is coming very soon.........as they say watch this space
Saturday, 8 May 2010
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Latest additions to GenealogyJunction
I arrived home, put the kettle on, and then set my husband to work - hopefully backing up before changing drives over...............too late.........as I sat and watched one of my hard-drives crackled and then set on fire. I was assured by hubby that all was well and that it was not my main drive.
After a while, I got a little bored, made another cuppa, then our evening meal and I went out as I normally do on Thursday. Returning home a couple of hours later I was told all was well and that I had a cloned hard-drive.... you know what's on one was now on the other, so all my stuff was safe - the day was as good as it was going to be today (Thursday 25th April 2010)
I could not wait to try out my new back-up drive, even though I knew it would take an age to transfer. You know how it is, you know how it works but you still just want to check - you do don't you !! So, click on 'D' drive looking for my website and all my photographs of memorials, churchyards etc collected over many years of days out here and there and a few holidays, but none were to be found. At this point panic was turning into P.A.N.I.C. and a rather large shout downstairs enquiring where all my stuff was, only to be told quite calmly 'it's all there, look in the right place'. After that I shouted again and asked if it had been all put inside another folder? I seem to remember a series of mutters as he climbed the stairs, still don't know exactly what was said.
The day at this point had only two hours left and was seriously going into melt down as hubby finally admitted or realised the 'flaming' circuit board had been my main drive.
Nothing could console me as I fell into silence and a state of mourning for my website, family tree info and all my thousands of war memorial, cemetery images that had been part of my life for so long.
After a while I checked 'C' drive as that was where Windows was placed and all my programmes ......my family tree was safe and well and so were a small amount of my pictures.
I watched television, but took nothing in, flicked from chanel to chanel only to find nothing that could make the situation even the smallest amount better.
By Sunday I had become resigned to the fact that the drive would be sent away for ressurection and I would be a little lighter in the bank. Ben, must have known something was wrong as by Sunday afternoon he popped his head around the door and told me he had read on the internet, so it must be true, of a possible answer to my plight and he set to work.
Later that evening, the world was a beautiful place as all was restored to its former glory, everything was backed-up and my state of mourning had gone.
So take note..........