Posts Tagged ‘Kansas’

…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 giddy with excitement

November 18, 2009

OMG OMG OMG………I fell into a FANTABULOUS Genealogical find….Keith and I were went into an antique shop that is in town…he found this handmade photo album. The photo album’s owner is one Knowleton Carson of Kansas City. He was in WWII, which is why Keith loves the album. (For those those who are new to me, Keith’s passion is WWII militaria, primarily German and Japanese. It’s pretty compatible with my passion for Genealogy….) I have decided to use this as the basis for being certified as a CGRS. WHOHOOOOOOOO!!!

I will update this as I learn more about the Carson’s…but I am so excited.

…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?