Monday, April 5, 2010

The Simple Things

This weekend was pretty low key for me. My family is in another state, so there was no big Easter celebration.

I worked on my RootsMagic database. This is the one that I started from scratch, where every fact has a source. How is it going? Slowly but surely.

I've been concentrating on the 16 great-great grandparents and their various offspring. This weekend I worked on census facts for these people. I also added some Arkansas marriage records thanks to

The work doesn't provide immediate results, but I can see a really strong tree forming. When I play with the report features, I'm impressed. When I look at a person's profile and see the row of check marks telling me I have sources and citations for each fact, I am happy.

My database be a good product. It will never be complete, but it's on its way to being awesome.


  1. Well done, Amy - it sounds like you had a satisfying weekend. I've been working on my first-ever presentation which is on Thursday as my family aren't "big" on Easter

  2. I am proud of you. I've considered going back to do that. Great concept - sounds like great execution, as well.


  3. Nice Amy! Sounds like you got a lot accomplished!

  4. Nice Amy! Sounds like you got a lot accomplished this weekend.

  5. Hi Amy! I enjoy your blog. I write a blog entitled Genealogy Frame of Mind - its over at
    I'm giving you the Ancestor Approved Award. Stop on by & grab it off my page!

  6. I am forwarding the "Ancestors Approved Award" your way. You are such a supporter, and always a blog I look forward to reading. the picture is on my blog at


  7. Amy, I like what you are doing with you "from scratch" RootsMagic database. I have started a similar project with my data. You last two sentences ("My database [will] be a good product. It will never be complete, but it's on its way to being awesome.")

    On our way to awesome! I like that

  8. JO of Scottish Genalogist - Iam trying to present your Ancestor award. I cannot find a place to do so. So for give me Amy as i do it here.
    You have been awarded the Ancestor Approved award for your great work on your genealogy blog...please stop by my blog and pick up the award (by right clicking on it and saving it to a .jpg) and then post the below information with the picture, using the format I used when receiving it.

    The Ancestor Approved Award asks that the recipient list ten things you have learned about any of your ancestors that has surprised, humbled, or enlightened you and pass the award along to ten other bloggers who you feel are doing their ancestors proud. Here are the 10 things I have learned from my ancestors.