Archive for the ‘Issues’ Category

…and suffering from Monday Madness

January 18, 2010

I am going batty, completely, unadultratedly (yes, I made that word up) flippin’ batty. I’ve decided to devote my free time this week to working on Carson family history….and I can’t find anything on Pearl Ann (White) Carson (mother to my project, Knowlton Carson)…

It shouldn’t surprise me that I can’t find any mention of her past about 1925. After speaking with Knowlton’s youngest daughter (Pearl’s Grandaughter), I found out that Pearl and William Edmond Carson divorced while their only child Knowlton was away at college. I’m hoping that another interview with the granddaughter might yield some more clues because I have no idea if Pearl remarried or if she went back to her maiden name. It’s like she dropped of of the face of the earth after 1925.

It’s probably a testament to my noobnishness (wow, a totally modern computer geekish thing for me to say) that I haven’t been able to research this further….I’ll keep plugging away at it…


..and looking for Bonnie (Parker)

August 1, 2009

Everyone knows who Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow is.

My current task is to connect one Opal Parker of MN to Ms. Bonnie Parker of TX.

I’m not having any luck so fair….But verbal family history indicates that Bonnie Parker is Opal’s niece.  I just haven’t been able to connect it yet.


..And gasping for air

July 30, 2009

Not much to write today….it’s been a rough week…for more details visit my primary blog

I hope to have more to post with my genealogy.  But I am beat for tonight.

..And procrastinating

July 19, 2009

I started out the day thinking I would be able to devote it completely to researching the family. Nah, didn’t work out that way. I had to run some errands this morning, then when I came back I had to watch the kids (that’s 4 young school age kids, a 18 month old and a 6 month old, oy), then a family member from out of state showed up and here it is at midnight and I just decided to drop a quick note in blog to snivel at the way my day turned out.

Which leads me to my next question for my fellow Waders out there….How to you practice time management when you are researching? Do you research during a set time every day? Think about it and let me know…

…And tripping over details

July 13, 2009

It occured to me that I needed to focus my genealogy stuff seprately then my Letters from Home stuff.  Ergo, Welcome to Wading in the Gene Pool.  It was going to be just the title of a post then I realized that I could do so much more with it. 

So my question is this:  If you start a tree with your child, then the tree branches out to your line and your spouses line…then branches out further with the grandparents and so on and so on until you have 50 different names you are researching.  At what point do you say “I am doing the tree for the Ellefsons, and a tree for the Hadsells…” so that the overall file is not huge!

I have two trees listed on Ancestry and they have some overlapping people, but the focus is for different sides of the family.  I plan on having a primary file with EVERYTHING but for publishing and sharing purposes, I don’t want to share  Hadsell informaiton if someone says they are only interested in the Ellefson’s even though they are both a part of my tree.

What are the guidelines?  Any hidden rules?