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52 Weeks Of Personal Genealogy History

Friday, January 8, 2010

Surname Saturday Zions of North Fork, Washington County, Virginia

For Surname Saturday I am preparing the chart for my Zion family. This is my father's name. and I'm going in Ahnentafel order for my ancestral surnames. The line goes from me to my ancestor Zion of North Fork, Washington County, Virginia.

1. Grace Zion

2. Arthur Zion b April 30 1920 d Sept 15 2008

3. Muriel Day b Feb 23 1922 d Feb 28 1998

4. Perry Zion b Dec 12 1886 Kendal Kansas d Dec 21 1958

5. Alta L Hall b June 26 1892 Evansville Wisconsin d Feb 21 1944

8. Johanthan Zion b Sept 29 1861 Decatuer Iowa d April 07 1927 Craig Colorado

9. Rachel Millsap b April 19 1862 Mountain ayr Iowa d May 13 1945

16. John Henderson Zion b Nov 28 1831 d April 22 1920

17. Mary cassell b Oct 19 1834 d Nov 20 1919

32. McCormick Zion b Jan 22 1795 North Fork Virginia d Dec 26 Decatur iowa

33. Mary Goble b April 14 1796 Holston River Virginia d Nov 20 1835 Rush Indiania

64.John W Zion Sr. b 1765 North Fork Virginia d 1854 Cane Creek Virginia

65.Lucy McCormick b 1772 Bedford Virginia d 1854 Cane Creek Virginia

Getting Organized with Family History in 52 weeks Week 1

Back in 1998 I saw in a Daily Genealogy Column a posting for getting organized during the year with our genealogy, family history information. I have saved that information all these years and plan to put some or all of it to use during this year. Feel free to join in as you feel you need to. Some of you will be more organized than I am and some of you may be just beginning.

Week 1

1.Clear off the computer desk and make piles of things to be filed, letters you want to write and research you need to do. Photos should be put aside for now.

2.Check office supplies and replace any missing items. We will need pens, pencils, page protectors, 3 ring binders, oversize divider tabs, ink for the printer, paper, envelopes different sizes and stamps.

3. Set up your computer desk as you want it. Make it as comfortable as possible.

Over New Years week end we were rearranging our apartment to give us a bigger office area to work. While other's were at parties or dining out or just home watching movies, I had hubby helping me move our mattress and vacuuming up dust bunnies hiding in the corners.We now have the bigger of bedrooms as our office work area. More room for mine and hubby's computers, bookcases, photo albums and books on genealogy, family tree note books.
Need to get another book case. Some of my genealogy plus other books are lined up on the floor for now.

I have a long table full of family photos and papers that need to be organized but for now they will be left alone.

Hope that you will join me in my quest to get my family/ genealogy records more organized.

Thanks For Stopping By

Public Library Challenge Part I (52 Weeks to Better Genealogy - #1)



52 Weeks To Better Genealogy.. This is the challenge put forth by Amy Coffin (and hosted at http://www.geneabloggers.com/52-weeks-challenge-1/The challenge period will be Saturday through to the following Friday.


Week 1:
Go to your local public library branch. Make a note of the genealogy books in the collection that may help you gain research knowledge. Don’t forget to check the shelves in both the non-fiction section and the reference section. If you do not already have a library card, take the time to get one. If you have a genealogy blog, write about what you find in your library’s genealogy collection.

Well of course I am late again. Did not pay attention and did not know about the challenge until tonight, Friday night the last night.

First off need to find the closest library in Richmond. There is one I have been meaning to visit so many need to take a ride there and see what they have in genealogy.

Second guess I need to sign up for a library card.

I just did a search at http://www.swagbucks.com/ for libraries in Richmond and my library is the George Memorial Library. From their Internet site I found the following information.

MAIN LIBRARY
George Memorial Library (GML), the main library in the system, has the largest collection of materials in the Fort Bend County Libraries system. GML has a particular focus on large-print books, parenting, Spanish-language books, teen materials, literacy materials, and text books from LCISD and FBISD.
GML also houses the Genealogy and Local History Department on the second floor of the building; the department's resources focus on the southeastern United States and includes materials relating to the history of the South, federal censuses, genealogy, and the Civil War. The Joe Grillo Science Center is located in the Children's Department on the first floor.
WiFi Access George Memorial Library provides free WiFi access to the public throughout the building. Contact the Adult Reference Department at George Memorial for more information and connection instructions to use your personal laptop at the library.
Printing and Scanning Printing from the public access computers is accomplished through the use of network laser printers. You must use a library card to print. There is a cost.
Microfilm copies The Genealogy and Local History Department at George Memorial Library has several microfilm reader/printers available to the public. Copies are 10¢ per page and payment is by coin.
I do not think many of my ancestors were in the south eastern area of the US but will take some time soon and see what they have for me to look at.
They do have a large section about the civil war. I have an interest in the Civil war and had one great great grandfather and his brother fought in the civil war. I have a collection of Civil war books that I still need to read.
Sounds like I have alot to see tomorrow and in the future.
Well need to plan a trip to the library tomorrow. Will let you know what I see.
Thanks for stopping by ... Grace