After weeks of writing my special project, handling client requests and more, I finally took a personal genealogy day on Friday. It was a much needed change of scenery.
I worked on my fabulously awesome, fully-sourced database. For the new readers, I started building a genealogy database from scratch in 2009. The only rule was that every fact or person I added had to have a source and citation attached to it. The work has been slow going, but it is worth it.
On Friday I worked on adding the Charles Neilson Jones family. He is the brother of my great-great grandfather, Frank Wiley Jones. While my Frank married a Chickasaw and moseyed up to Oklahoma, Charles raised a family in Cooke County, Texas. He spent so much time there that he wrote a book about it: Early Days in Cooke, Texas 1848-1873.
Here's a picture of Charles:
He looks a lot like his brother Frank, don't you think?
Charles and his wife had 10 kids. I spent most of this weekend adding facts about them to my database.
Know what I like best about this timeline? All those checkmarks on the right.
That means that there is a source for each and every fact for Charles Jones in my database. It is a good feeling.
Since Charles had 10 kids and it takes a while to add facts and sources for each child, I'm not even halfway through getting all these people fully represented in my database. But at least it's a start.
Charles even has a prominent grandchild worthy of note. I spent an hour just reading about her on the Internet. Who is she? Well she deserves her own post so you'll just have to wait and see.