Ruth Himan posted to facebook ancestry.com does not want us to work on our trees today.......I have new cousins that want data eeeeeek: Posted 5/8/10 at 2:24pm Friends of Friends ·
Margaret Ann Tull answered with: Although the tree icon isn't there one can Click " Visit your tree now" and it will open up to your trees, then select the tree needed and you are ready to go.
To which Jason replied 5/8/10 at 3:41pm · Jason Peddicord They are telling you to take a day or two off and give them a brake :)~
No problem Jason, I had plenty to keep me busy. I blogged your mother's, mine and your maternal lineage. We have a new cousin Chad a direct descendent of Grandma Alta's sister Ida Elizabeth who is unraveling the Dearman saga. I have just spent the last two years on that line with your mother so I am rather confident I have it straight. And have sourced the data in a number of places. I just need to compile the data and give it to him asap. I feel terrible when I know I can unravel data but need to compose the report to make the data clear and searchable. I sometimes feel pulled in 2,4,16,32,64,128,256,512,.......ways. lol FOCUS, RUTH, FOCUS....and then Saturday Night Geni fun starts and I am off on another tangent. And I still owe stuff on Elizabeth Jane White Carter to a new cousin in New Mexico. But I am going to San Jose at the end of May and I will look in dad's closet for those CARTER pics. Plus I am planning, writing letters in preparation to visit dad's hometown in October!!!!
I have always been very good at multi-tasking but this genealogy stuff is certainly challenging that skill that I had honed in years ago. I raised 7 kids, worked full time and was involved in community activities and was not challenged as much as I am now with this genealogy.
One thing for sure I am going to post a couple of timelines because my two Williams (William B. Dikes, John William Hayley), keep getting mixed up in my mind. Both fought in the Civil War (one Texan,one Tenn, both Confederates), both came back from the war but died 4 or 5 years after returning at still an early age (35-40 years of age), both left widows and small children, both had family cemeteries but I have been unable to find their final resting places. Grandchildren of theirs marry in Kansas in 1920's. (Grandpa Claude Wm Hayley and Grandma Etta Mae Dikes).
And Debi Sue sent me a box of pictures to scan, archive and label.
Do I sound a little scattered???
Setting alarm clocks now: work on a project for awhile ---- switch --- BUT I need to be a lot further along than I am right now. The problem is setting short goals in genealogy. Everytime you complete one project, it spawns at least two more projects (the parents!!)