Ancestral Notes

My Family History blog

Two Heads Are Better Than One

At least that’s what I have found this week when my cousin Judy, guest author of the Remembrance Day post “Yield Not To Difficulties“, suggested that we start doing our research of our common lines together. We’ve been sending emails a couple of times a day sharing documents and thoughts, correcting errors and finding sources to support the facts. I have a lot of documents, but she has her mother still living and with a wealth of family history and photos and a great memory.

We are concentrating on one of our common lines, her maternal grandmother, and my maternal great-grandmother and paternal great-grandmother, the Doans. We would like to find sources to support the facts and family stories so that the rest of the family will benefit from our research as well. Judy has already submitted one correction to the Doane Family Assn. genealogist with sources. The next supplement will contain the correction.

I created an online Google notebook to share with Judy that I can use on a smartphone when an idea pops into my head while I’m away from the computer. I can also record any notes in it when I am out at the library. The only problem with this notebook is that we can’t use it to share images, so I made a group notebook on Springnote for this purpose. We also share our discoveries with family with updates on Facebook.

Hopefully, between the two of us, we will find some of the answers we are looking for.

Filed under: brainstorming, Google Notebook, Springnote

July 2020