Monday, November 21, 2016

Genealogy Research and Organizing Your Records

Do you like the researching part of Genealogy but not the recording all the citations and putting the data into your family genealogy system (computer software or paper files, or etc.)?

I don’t know anybody that doesn’t enjoy solving the mysteries with research and doing a happy dance once in a while. And I bet most of you are like myself and enjoy looking up things and cannot wait to get back home and see how much of the family puzzle is solved. But when it comes to putting where we received our information the excitement falls short and we drop the ball. Or maybe we are brand new to the genealogy game and we don’t even know we have to document everything so not only we will know where the information can be found but other people will also know. 

 Here are a few reasons to Document everything:
  •          You may want to write your family story and even better publish it.
  •          Join a lineage Society.
  •          Prove or disprove a person with little or no records belongs to your family.   
  • ·                 Save TIME and EFFORT by not needing to research the same information over and over  again.
  • ·                So when you go back to your work in after a lapse of time (2 weeks, 10 years, etc.) you will  know where you obtained the information.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


First of all I would like to apologize for not keeping up with this blog, but life seems to have a way of getting in my way. I promise I will try to do better in the future.

Treadway Reunion 2016 Crown Point, New York permission for use by Renate Treadway Girard

On July 16, 2016 my daughter Lisa and I traveled to Crown Point, Essex County, New York for our first Treadway Family Union. My thoughts before preparing to go was “jitters”, anxiety, and excitement all rolled into one.
First, if my mother was alive would she approve or not approve of me touching base with her biological father’s family.
Second, would I be an outcast.
Third, excitement to finally meet Marcia & David Treadway (my 1st cousin once removed) that I only had corresponded with via telephone and e-mail, since our DNA test had connected us.
Lisa and I arrived at home of Cyril & Gerri Treadway at around 2 PM and were greeted by Bonnie that said we looked a lot like a Treadway. She introduced us around to some of the other Treadway’s and we felt like “family” right away. It was quite exciting being the new people because it appeared everyone wanted to get to meet us.
Marcia & David arrived along with Kathie Sutherland, and David Glenn and his wife Lynne, cousins who I had corresponded with when we were all trying to become DAR (me) and SAR (David & David) members through Jonathan’s son William Darwin Treadway. The bottom line is we all succeeded in our membership quest.
I really enjoyed talking to everyone but it was hard to keep them all straight.