26 December 2011

Motivation Monday

sigh ...
I'm afraid I haven't had much motivation for anything lately - including my genealogy research. I don't know if it is because of the holidays or due to ongoing health related stress or ongoing financial stress or if I am just too tired to care anymore. Whatever the reason ... my GOAL for 2012 is to gain some energy!

He who hesitates is lost.

 ... so my resolution this year ... is to stop hesitating ...

The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost

... to plow ahead ... and to pull myself out of this blackhole that I find myself in.

20 December 2011

A Glmpse at Upcoming 2012 Roots Tech Conference

Join Ancestry.com at the 2012 Roots Tech Conference focused on finding and applying technical innovations in genealogy. Explore new technologies to improve and simplify your family history activities at RootsTech in Salt Lake City February 2 – 4, 2012. For more information, or to register visit rootstech.org. 

Stephen Morse will speak on Phonetic Matching: An Alternative to Soundex with Fewer False Hits. Amy Johnson Crow will speak on PHP and MySQL: A Powerful Combination for Presenting Data.

Attendees will learn more about cloud computing, mobile apps, social networking, and geo-mapping.

16 December 2011

Gift Suggestions for the Genealogist on Your Christmas List

Most people collect something. This normally makes Christmas shopping for that person very easy. Normally! What do you get the person who collects ancestors? Following is a few suggestions that, as a genealogist myself, I would have loved to have received at some point.

Click HERE for the full article as it appeared on Factoidz.

13 December 2011

Tombstone Tuesday -- Charles Eckman

Charles Eckman
son of Aldus Eckman & Emma Miller Eckman
1873 - 1876
buried at Zion Reformed Church
New Providence, Lancaster County, PA

Aldus and Emma were the parents of my husband's paternal grandmother, Margaret Eckman. Charles died when he was three and is actually buried next to Aldus' first wife and a son by that marriage. The church is now called Zion United Church of Christ. While there are many family members buried here on the Eckman side, Aldus and Emma are actually buried in the Clearfield UM Church Cemetery over in Rawlinsville.

06 December 2011

Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.