Showing posts from October, 2015

Getting organized and new estate finds......

My wonderful father bought me a new computer for my birthday - best part he did it two months early!  I moved over most of my business records, archived some and ditched the rest.  The genealogy part of my records, well that will take on a different approach.  I did move  pictures and all the information to a "My Passport" portable drive for the time being.  I am redoing my files, yet again, to standardize all my files both computer and paper.  Looking at all I have saved and the numerous copies of the same documents/pictures that were on the old computer I can see things need to change.

I am going to continue with my marriage number folders.  That has worked for me and the way I think about the records - smaller family units.  I am going to create a master list of every sub-file that I want in the each family folder.  I am also going to have  a new photo system.  I am debating now on file naming standards beginning with vitals  such as MRIN, b (birth) m (marriage), d (deat…

Wordless Wednesday: Grandfather William Skibbe's Republican National Committee Certificate 1936


Miottel Find: Theodor Miottel named as executor to John W. Miottel's estate 1911, Chicago

Ancestry has made available "Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999" and I have records of my Miottel family!

My Great Grandfather Theodore Miottel was appointed executor of his brother John's estate.

Wordless Wednesday: 1949 Grade School, Janice Drezdon, St. Mary Magdalen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin