Apologies to all who have seen our printed flyers. We just found out from a lovely lady in Topeka that we’ve been printing the wrong dates on the flyers! While we will have bonus pre-retreat activities on Sunday, October 2 for full package attendees – the 2 day retreat starts on Monday the 3rd. Please feel free to share the corrected flyer far and wide. A fill-able PDF format flyer is available at our website.
Retreat 2016 Date Update Monday, Jun 6 2016
August 2004, V3#8: Genealogy Sunday, Jan 4 2009
Don’t forget when searching the census that several “schedules” exist for different time periods. If available, use them together. For instance, if you find someone on a mortality schedule, you will probably be able to find them on the main census. Mortality listings also point to other non-census places that may have information such as death records, obituaries and funeral home records.
June 2004, V3#6: Genealogy Sunday, Jan 4 2009
Have an “ancestor swap”. Have a pre-determined time period that you and a fellow researcher (or group) works on your line while you work on theirs. This can sometimes produce better results than just “picking their brain” for helpful suggestions on a problem you have.
April 2004, V3#4: Genealogy Sunday, Jan 4 2009
Have you checked out alternate Census options? Don’t discount all census that were taken – in addition to state and federal options there are/were agricultural, etc. at different time periods.
April 2005, V4#4: Computer Thursday, Dec 25 2008
What time is it!?!
Don’t forget to double check your computer clock around daylight savings time. Many things about a computer system may cause you problems if your clock setting is very far off – say an hour. If you’ve moved your computer, or had a massive electrical outage, you will need to manually adjust your clock as well. Most newer systems automatically adjust for daylight savings time, but if your computer doesn’t, here’s how to fix it:
From the desktop, select (click or double click – depending on your set up) “my computer”, select “control panel”, select “date and time” – this should bring up the date/time window. Click in the time box and change the time (you can also drag the clock hands). While you have the window open, you may want to look around in the box (and tabs). If your computer didn’t adjust at daylight savings time, there may be a simple check box you can click so it will adjust in the future. Likewise, if you are in an area that doesn’t observe DST and your computer is switching on you, you can click the box to deselect this option.